Webinar Recording: Communication is at the core of family business success

Did you miss the webinar with John Torinus, Chairman of Serigraph? View it now to learn how this veteran harnesses the power of clear and direct communication and dialogue for family business success.


John’s profile:

After serving in the US Marine Corps as an artillery company commander, John Torinus Jr. has worked as a journalist, entrepreneur and business manager. He served 20 years as CEO of Wisconsin-based Serigraph Inc., a graphics parts manufacturer with five plants in North America. His company had $40 million in sales annually when he bought it in 1987; it now generates $80 million and has more than a 700 employees. He continues to serve as its active chairman.

John has studied and practiced management for fifty years as well as has chaired on more than 40 boards. He speaks frequently on the health care reform in the private sector and still drives health care innovations at Serigraph.

Torinus has served as chair of the Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, BizStarts Milwaukee, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance, Competitive Wisconsin, The UW Milwaukee research Foundation and West Bend Friends of Sculpture. He is a general partner of the Wisconsin Super Angel Fund. He serves on the boards of five startup companies: Access HealthNet, Intellivisit, GrandCare, Mikkelsen Cutting Tools and Fishidy.

He holds a baccalaureate in industrial administration from Yale and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Stockholm.

Torinus has served as business editor and columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as his hometown paper, The Daily News in West Bend, Wisconsin, where he served as editor and general manager for 11 years.