Karen Boylan is Vice President, Global Strategic Projects for Teleflex.
She joined Teleflex in January 2013 as Vice President, International QARA and was named Vice President, Global QARA in August 2014. She was instrumental in strengthening both the organization and talent of our global QARA team, and played a key leadership role in the integration of the Vidacare and Mayo Healthcare acquisitions.
In January 2019, Karen assumed her current role as Vice President, Global Strategic Projects, focusing on improving innovation through project excellence by leading and supporting global project delivery, developing standard project processes and developing and providing portfolio knowledge.
Prior to joining Teleflex, Karen served as QA Vice President, Corporate Quality Systems for Boston Scientific Corporation from April 1996 to December 2012. She spent over 16 years at Boston Scientific Corporation in a variety of roles including Operations Quality, Design Assurance and Corporate Quality. Karen was based in both Ireland at the Galway manufacturing/R&D facility as well as at the company headquarters in Boston, USA. Earlier in her career, she was a QA pre-production leader at Inamed Corporation (Allergan).
Karen earned an MBA from Open University and a B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Biochemical Sciences with a Diploma in Industrial Studies (DIS) from the University of Ulster. She holds Six Sigma Black Belt certification.
She is based in Athlone, Ireland.