Dennis Kirkpatrick is President of Lifestyle Solutions at Flex, the global manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world.
Mr. Kirkpatrick leads the Lifestyle Solutions team which focuses on products that “enable better living.” Product categories include: Appliances, Floor Care, Audio, Consumer Packaging, Micro Mobility and Smart Home solutions. His strategy focuses on enabling premium brands with end-to-end services that support differentiation, IP protection, speed and reliability while remaining cost- competitive and socially responsible. He delivers these services through a global network of market-specific centers of excellence that bundle innovation, design, engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and global logistics.
Mr. Kirkpatrick has been at Flex for 17 years and most recently was Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Core Industrial group within the Flex Industrial Business Unit where his team delivered strong growth under his leadership. Prior to his role in Industrial, he has been part of multiple business groups within Flex including Communications Enterprise and Cloud as well as Consumer Devices.
He has extensive experience in business development, account management, engineering, and high-tech manufacturing in multiple industries. Prior to Flex he held leadership positions at global companies such as Sanmina SCI, APW, Alfa Laval, and J&J Ethicon (Former D&G).
Mr. Kirkpatrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from La Salle University.