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Michael V. Torres | CEO/President

Michael is the young at heart, energetic force that has built a company from just a “dream” to the dynamic, progressive business it has become today. He graduated from Plant High School in Tampa, and then went on to play college baseball at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He returned to Tampa to complete his studies at the University of South Florida. Excelling at research, Michael is the lead integrator at Cole Industrial. His passion for the industry runs deep in his blood. Ready to jump head first into any project big or small, complicated or simple, specifications or not, Mikey is your first point of contact!

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Fernando Figueiredo | International Sales

Bringing another level of international flair to Cole, Fernando is a native of South Florida, born and raised in Miami. He has a strong background in Pipes, Valves and Fittings and a solid Structural Steel background that he developed over the past decade working as an export Manager for a steel service center in South Florida.  He’s fully bilingual (English/Spanish) and has traveled quite often to Colombia (Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin) for both business and pleasure.

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David Thurner | Vice President

With over 15 years’ experience in industrial carbon steel pipe and fitting sales, Dave is capable of assisting customers in just about every facet of the steel market.  Whether it is full truckloads of one size, specialized grades, oddballs, heavy walls or cut-to-length pipe, he has the ability to provide economical solutions.  After spending 6 years in the US Navy, Dave takes pride in the high level of attention to detail he shows to every order. This makes him the perfect choice to help manage and guide the continued growth and success at Cole.

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Barry Ferraro | Sales Representative

A Buffalo, New York native, Barry, has been in the industry for 11 years. Prior experience consists of working for a pipe/tube mill and long products mill. His strengths are bar, tube, pipe, and flat roll products in stainless. His in-depth technical knowledge in regards to production of said material is what makes Barry a tremendous addition to the Cole Team.

 

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Pam Bookwood | Administration & Accounting Support

Providing support to both our Accounting and Documentation departments, Pam is your go-to-lady for pretty much anything. Having over 25 combined years of administration and accounting duties under her belt, Pam’s attention to detail makes her best suited for any situation that arises. With a smile that can be heard through email or phone, she’s standing by waiting to assist you!

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