Who We Are
Family is the driving force behind CPE. When Robert Tortorella, Sr. retired from industrial sales more than 25 years ago, he joined his sons to create a new venture. What started as a distribution company for mechanical seals, packing and specialty process products has grown into a successful international enterprise that delivers unique industrial construction and fluid handling solutions for hundreds of clients. We’ve added to our family, and continue to grow in experience and expertise.
Our Leadership Team
Since founding Corrosion Products & Equipment (now CPE) in 1988 with his father, Rob has always emphasized high-level service and believed in cultivating strong relationships with manufacturers and customers. Together with his brother Peter and business partner Michael Codi, Rob has built CPE into a recognized leader in fluid handling products distribution and industrial construction services.
Rob earned his Bachelor degree in Political Science from Holy Cross College in 1983. He resides in Rochester, NY and is an active and respected community leader, serves on the board of BOA Editions, and supports many worthwhile causes. Rob also heads the board of the Rob Tortorella Trust, founded in 2011 by his family and friends. The mission of the trust is to help children and young adults with disabilities pursue sports and the arts.
Executive Vice President, with CPE since 1990
Industrial sales runs in Peter’s family. He joined CPE in 1990 shortly after graduating from college and has lead the sales team ever since. Based out of the company’s Albany facility, Peter oversees the technical sales specialists and industrial construction service sales. Alongside his brother Rob and business partner Michael, he has strengthened CPE’s position as a specialty services provider and premier supplier of rotating equipment, sealing devices and specialty fluid handling products.
Peter earned his Bachelor degree in Political Science from Rutgers University in 1990. He resides in Albany, NY and serves on the board of the Rob Tortorella Trust, a foundation he co-founded.
Michael Codi, ME
Vice President, with CPE since 1995
Michael is CPE’s driving technical force. He is widely recognized as an expert in composite materials, pumping systems, troubleshooting, as well as piping system design. His depth of knowledge and experience enhances CPE’s service capabilities across the entire spectrum of process industries. As division manager of industrial construction and specialty services, he oversees equipment repair, field construction, and all plant reliability programs.
Michael earned his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, 1992. When he’s not analyzing, designing, troubleshooting and managing teams, he enjoys his family, snow skiing, golf and soccer.
“Your firm and owners Rob and Peter have been hands-on, and to the minute. You always kept our critical path schedule on time-sensitive projects, the required certifications for your employees are in order and your follow-through remains exceptional.”
- Mechanical Engineers
- Electrical Engineers
- Chemical Engineers
- Qualified Technicians
- Product Specialists
- Technical Sales Team