John Torinus Jr., owner and chairman of 500-person Wisconsin manufacturing company, has dug deep into a wide range of public policy issues pivotal to the health of the U.S. economy. His essays and commentary are grounded in experience in the real world. He is non-partisan, pragmatic and offers non-partisan solutions from a ground level perspective in every piece he writes.
His experience includes 20 years as a business editor and columnist; a leveraged buyout of his manufacturing company; 20 years as its CEO; founder of three startup ventures; angel investor in 15 other startups; director of several dozen companies; a Congressional Fellowship; and three years as U.S. Marine officer.
He has written two books on getting out-of-control health costs under control at private companies. He has also penned a business memoir entitled Straight Talk from the Heartland: An Entrepreneur’s Memoir.
Torinus graduated from Yale in Industrial Administration and holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Stockholm. His graphics company has operated plants in the United States, Mexico, China and India.