John Carlson joined Flex in 2016 to lead the Health Solutions business segment where he has refined the medical strategy and sharpened the value proposition resulting in record level bookings in each of the last 3 years. He has built a leadership team with deep industry knowledge to leverage experience in the medical device industry and bring increased value to customers.
John has over 25 years of experience leading R&D and Innovation teams. John spent 15 years in senior leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson, most recently serving as Vice President of the Innovation Portfolio where he led R&D activities across the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer health segments. Prior to that, he also served as Worldwide VP of R&D for Ethicon Endo Surgery, and for the Diabetes Care businesses of JNJ. He previously held R&D positions with several startups in the San Jose, California area.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.