John Torinus

TAGS: CEO, Change Management, Entrepreneur, Healthcare

John Torinus

"He spoke with knowledge and conviction and in terms that business owners could understand. John has been and continues to be “way ahead of the curve” in understanding, and actually doing something about a U.S. health care system that is out of control. "
-Manning & Napier Advisors

John Torinus Jr. has studied and practiced management for more than 50 years. In 1987 his company had $40 million in sales annually. Today it generates $120 million and has more than 1,000 employees in plants in the United States, Mexico, China and India. Through green initiatives and other practices, Serigraph has become a model for businesses for all industries. Torinus graduated magna cum laude from Yale and was a company commander in the U.S. Marine Corps.

John's book The Company That Solved Health Care describes the fascinating details of Serigraph’s program, and shows how any company can achieve similar results. This book is essential reading for any manager responsible for his or her company’s health-care expenses, any academic or thinker involved in the health-care debate and anyone who wants to better understand why health-care costs have been rising and what can be done to achieve price stability while improving patient care.

John is also the author of the recent ebook, Opt Out on Obamacare, Opt Into the Private Health Care Revolution, a game plan for improving workforce health and dramatically lowering health costs.



  • Taming the Beast of Runaway Health Costs

    It is not a foregone conclusion that businesses are trapped in an upward spiral of health costs. John Torinus Jr., CEO of Serigraph Inc. for 20 years, has developed an innovative business model for the delivery of health care. Torinus, a former Marine company commander, and his 500 employees have kept their health costs nearly flat over the last seven years. Torinus will offer a basket of solutions on how you can get your health care costs under control.

  • The Grassroots Health Care Revolution; How Companies Across America Are Dramatically Cutting Their Health Care Costs While Improving Care
    “Grassroots Revolution” shows that payers in the private sector have forged a disruptive new business model for the delivery of health care in America. For the half the nation’s employers who are choosing to keep their health care benefit, it offers a play book to keep that benefit affordable. Unlike the new national law, it concentrates on management science, not political. The good news is that health and health costs can be managed if the C-Suite makes it a strategic priority. Innovative corporations have engaged their employees in taming the hyper-inflation that has plagued the health care industry for decades. They are bending the curve, and you can follow the same game plan. This book is that game plan. (Forthcoming, 2014)

    The Company That Solved Health Care: How Serigraph Dramatically Reduced Skyrocketing Costs While Providing Better Care, and How Every Company Can Do the Same
    Even with new health-care policies, one thing is clear: health-care costs will continue to rise dramatically. While individuals may get better coverage, businesses will have the same problem they've had for the last four decades. Health care, one of corporate America's largest expenses, is growing at double-digit rates, and nothing done in Washington will change that.

    But one medium-size company set out to tame the beast of rising health-care costs, employing best practices and cutting-edge ideas. The results have caused others to sit up and take notice. Serigraph, Inc., a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of decorative parts, and its chairman, John Torinus, did what Washington can't or won't do: reduce cost increases to less than 2 percent while improving the quality of health care for its employees... MORE →


  • Serigraph
  • How to Solve Healthcare: Five Steps
  • Video: BizCast Interview
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