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John Carlson

President, Health Solutions

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John Carlson is President of Health Solutions at Flex, the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world. Mr. Carlson oversees Flex’s Health Solutions business unit, integrating advanced technology and specialized medical device and drug delivery expertise to provide trusted design and manufacturing solutions. In his capacity, he is focused on driving the health solutions strategy and leveraging the company’s vertical integration capabilities to better meet med-tech and pharma customers’ evolving requirements.

Since joining Flex in 2016, Mr. Carlson has refined the business unit’s go-to-market strategy, built a leadership team with deep industry knowledge and sharpened the value proposition, resulting in record level bookings, revenue and growth.

Prior to Flex, Mr. Carlson spent 15 years in various leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson, specifically in research and development (R&D). Most recently, he served as Vice President of the innovation portfolio and led R&D activities across the pharmaceutical, medical device, and consumer health segments.

Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Carlson served as worldwide vice president of R&D for Ethicon Endo Surgery and the diabetes care business. Before that, he held R&D positions with several startups in the San Jose, California area.

Mr. Carlson holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

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