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Cutting Edge Solutions LLC is dedicated to assisting its clients gain a fresh perspective of the technological issues affecting their day-to-day business. CES helps guide the transition and/or the adaptation of new technologies/products from the laboratory into successful commercial solutions. We address both the business and technical sides of complex product commercialization issues including any needed changes to governing codes and product standards. Cutting Edge Solutions and its strategic partners work with clients to create and execute a comprehensive technology roadmap for achieving a competitive advantage.


Robert Torbin is the principal contributor at Cutting Edge Solutions which is dedicated to assisting its clients gain a better understanding of technological issues and the transition of technologies/products from the laboratory into practical commercial solutions.

As Manager of Business Development for Foster-Miller, Inc., where he worked for twenty-five years, he was responsible for the planning and generation of new research and development projects with electric and gas utilities, EPRI, GRI/GTI and various Government agencies, such as DOE. His accomplishments included planning and implementing new business strategies, securing millions of dollars in research contracts on an annual basis, and the management and preparation of research proposals. An integral part of Mr. Torbin's approach to new business development was the creation and coordination of multi-disciplinary teams of engineers to address the critical issues presented by the Client. These teams included Foster-Miller staff, outside consultants and major teaming partners. Mr. Torbin has been very active in the commercialization of new products, technology transfer and industry outreach activities. Several of the research projects under his control have been turned into commercially successful products.

Professional Organizations

 Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts
 Member of ASME since 1971
 ANSI Technical Committee on Gas Piping
 Member of ANSI Z380 Gas Piping Technology Committee

Publications and Awards


Robert Torbin PE, Principal

Robert Torbin

  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University - Boston, MA
  Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA
  Completed course work for Master of Science in Engineering Management, Northeastern University

  Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts
  Member of ASME since 1971
  ANSI Technical Committee on Gas Piping
  Member of ANSI Z380 Gas Piping Technology Committee

Client List

 American Gas Association
 Foster-Miller, Inc.
 D.H. Blair Investment Banking
 Dormont Manufacturing Company
 Copper Development Association
 Technology & Management Systems, Inc.
 International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials
 National Fire Protection Association
 Titeflex Corporation/Gastite Division
 Ward Manufacturing
 Tru-Flex Metal Hose Corp.
 Metal-Fab Inc.
 Folded Structures Company