About the CEO


Peter Torell – Founder & President

Peter Torell is the President and Founder of Torell Aviation Insurance Agency, Inc. He has a vast Aviation Insurance background having worked in the industry for more than three decades.

Pete began his career as a Large Risk Casualty Underwriter for Liberty Mutual in Chicago, Illinois and New Hampshire Insurance Company in Jacksonville, FL. He worked extensively with large retrospectively rated Workers Compensation plans and conducted meetings with Risk Management teams and Loss prevention Specialists.

After that he built and ran a branch of a national aviation insurance agency for 29 years. In this capacity he handled complex aviation accounts ranging from Aviation Manufacturing risks to Regional Airlines as well as mainstream aviation businesses including corporate flight departments. He also developed Aviation Insurance Programs for municipalities including Sheriff’s Departments, EMS operators and Mosquito Abatement operators. He also earned the trust of many Aerial Applicators which several are his neighbors and friends.

Pete graduated from the University of Minnesota at Carlson Business College and holds a Bachelor Science degree in Finance. He is a Private rated pilot and lives in a fly-in airport community. He is also a Certified Aviation Insurance Professional.

Pete enjoys family time with his wife flying his Skyhawk during his spare time. He is known by his church members and friends as “Smokin’ Pete” when he delivers his pulled pork and ribs hot out of his Lang smoker.