James Winters

the Corporate Vice President, Manufacturing & Supply Chain


James Winters is the Corporate Vice President, Manufacturing & Supply Chain for Teleflex since February 2020. Prior to this, he served as Vice President, Global Manufacturing having joined Teleflex in March 2018 and was responsible for Global Manufacturing, 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 Head of Program Management.


From a professional organization perspective, James has also sat on the Irish Medtech Association Board from 2012 – 2017 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 2017–2018.


James holds a BTech in Electronic Manufacturing from the University of Limerick and an MBA from University College Cork.



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