John Carlson is the president of the Health Solutions group at Flex Ltd., where he has led the transition of the medical business from a primarily manufacturing focus to a Sketch-to-Scale solutions focus that extends from a human-factors-based user needs definition through innovation and design, to ramp up, full scale production, and supply chain management. The Health Solutions group is able to leverage technology, expertise, and scale across Flex Industries to offer unique and better solutions to its customers. Prior to Flex, Carlson spent 15 years in leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson in research and development, most recently as vice president of the innovation portfolio, where he led research and development activities across the pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer health segments of the company and identified new growth areas. He also served as worldwide vice president of research and development for the Ethicon Endo Surgery group and for the Diabetes Care franchise. Carlson also held previous research and development positions with medical device startup companies in the San Jose, CA, area.
Carlson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
About Flex Ltd.
Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight, and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets.