James Winters was named Corporate Vice President, Manufacturing & Supply Chain for Teleflex in February 2020.
Previously, he served as Vice President, Manufacturing. He joined Teleflex in March 2018 and is responsible for global Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement and Planning.
Prior to Teleflex, James worked for Johnson and Johnson (DePuySynthes) from August 2005 where he held various roles including Vice President of Global Manufacturing for Global Joint Reconstruction and Chair of the DePuy Ireland Joints Global Supply Chain board (2014-2018).
Prior to 2014, James held roles in DePuySynthes including Plant Manager for the DePuySynthes Ireland Manufacturing Operation – an orthopedics medical device manufacturer. In this role, he was responsible for leading and managing the Cork manufacturing site as well as continuing to accelerate the transformation of operations to a fully integrated Lean supply chain. As a result of this effort, the DePuySynthes Ireland site was awarded the Shingo Prize in 2014.
Prior to DePuy, James worked with Sanmina–SCI in varying roles including Operations Manager and in Program Management.
From a professional organization perspective, James has also sat on the Irish Medtech Association Board since 2012 and was the Chair of the board in 2016. He also joined the Cork IBEC (Irish Business Confederation) Regional Executives in 2016 and was appointed Regional President for 2017 – 2020.
James holds a BTech in Electronic Manufacturing from the University of Limerick and an MBA from the University College Cork.
He is based in Athlone, Ireland.