Peter Tortorici

2019 Professional Practice Hall of Fame Member  

Peter Tortorici


B.S. 1990, Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University
M.S. 1993, Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University
Doctorate 1997, Materials Engineering, Purdue UniversityProfessional Career 

Professional Career

Peter Tortorici has been employed with Medtronic, the world’s largest medical device company, for more than 18 years. Since 2016, he has served both as the Senior Engineering Technology Manager in Advance Manufacturing Engineering and as the Technology Collaboration Leader. In this role, he provides technical expertise to drive technology development and adoption in order to improve quality, reliability and meet cost-reduction goals. He is currently leading a group developing manufacturing technologies for cardiac and neurological implantable medical devices.

In light of his outstanding career, Dr. Tortorici has received multiple recognitions from Medtronic as he was awarded the 2011 Medtronic Star of Excellence, named 2014 Medtronic Tempe Campus Technical Guild, and 2017 Medtronic Technical Fellow. Peter has published eight papers in highly regarded professional journals and has been awarded two patents.

Co-Op Alumnus

Peter Tortorici completed four Co-Op rotations with Delphi Energy (formerly known as Delco Remy Division GMC). Here he worked in the initial development of neodymium-iron-boron (Nd-Fe-B) permanent magnets and conducted a variety of materials testing (aging, corrosion, heat treatment) testing on cold-pressed and hot-pressed permanent magnets.

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