Driving Connectivity Innovation
Demonstrating strategic vision and pragmatism, our leadership team drives TE to become the company customers turn to first for connectivity solutions…while fostering an inclusive culture that empowers employees worldwide to create a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future.
Terrence R. Curtin
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Terrence R. Curtin is Chief Executive Officer of TE Connectivity, a $14 billion global industrial technology leader in connectivity and sensor solutions that enable a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Each day, more than 8,000 TE engineers across the globe collaborate with customers to solve their toughest problems and turn ideas into innovations that move the world forward – from autonomous vehicles, next generation aircraft, and smart factories to advanced medical devices and connected homes.
Terrence is focused on enhancing the experience for TE’s customers, optimizing the company’s operations, removing obstacles to unleash the potential of TE employees, and cultivating a diverse work environment where global collaboration and innovation thrive. Through this approach, he believes TE will continue to be a partner of choice for customers looking to address their most critical challenges in the harshest of environments.
A global-minded leader, Terrence’s advocacy for free trade and technology, and his appreciation of a broad spectrum of ideas and cultures, stems from his years of previous experience at TE and Arthur Andersen.
Prior to assuming the role of Chief Executive Officer of the company in March 2017, Terrence served as TE’s President, where he was responsible for all of the company’s connectivity and sensor businesses, as well as mergers and acquisition activities. In March 2016, he was elected to the Board of Directors.
Terrence also previously led TE’s Industrial Solutions segment, which includes the company’s Energy, Industrial, Aerospace, Defense and Marine, and Medical business units.
Prior to his role as leader of Industrial Solutions, Terrence served as TE’s Chief Financial Officer, and as the company’s Corporate Controller. Before joining TE Connectivity, Terrence was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), a leading organization in building commercial relations with China.
Terrence is a Director of DuPont de Nemours, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Albright College.
Vice President and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer
Claudia Anderson is Vice President and Chief Continuous Improvement Officer for TE Connectivity. In this role, she leads enterprise-wide TEOA and quality activities, as well as operations strategy, working to accelerate systemic process improvements that will enable TE to consistently exceed customer expectations.
Prior to her current role, she led the operations organization for the TE Automotive business in the Americas region and served as Vice President of Quality for TE’s Transportation Solutions segment. Before joining TE, Claudia held a variety of positions in product engineering, manufacturing and quality at Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation.
She serves on the Board of North Carolina FIRST Robotics, a not-for-profit organization that is devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, engineering, technology, and math.
Claudia holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Detroit-Mercy.
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Industrial Solutions
Davy Brown has served as the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TE Connectivity’s Industrial Solutions segment since 2017.
As the technical leader of the Industrial Solutions segment, Davy is responsible for the strategic direction of global engineering and product research and innovation within the Energy, Industrial, Medical, and Aerospace, Defence and Marine businesses.
Davy first joined TE in 2013 as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Telecom and Wireless businesses and continued that role after the merger and creation of Broadband Network Solutions (BNS). He then served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development of CommScope’s Connectivity Solutions business after its acquisition of BNS before returning to TE in 2017.
After beginning his career at British Telecom Research Labs, he has held senior technology leadership and executive roles in various technology companies spanning the semiconductor, software, consumer electronics and telecommunications industries. He also co-founded and served as CTO of Trinity Convergence, a multimedia communications company.
Davy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Mario Calastri is Treasurer of TE Connectivity. Mario is responsible for developing and implementing the financial strategy for the company.
As Treasurer, he oversees the company’s cash management, banking, capital structure development and funding, foreign exchange, contingent liabilities, investments, risk management, and financial planning and analysis activities.
Mario joined TE Connectivity in June 2007 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Previously, he served as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of Tyco International.
Mario held a variety of management positions with IBM, including Assistant Treasurer, Global Risk Manager and Vice President of Finance for IBM’s IGF division in Europe.
Mario holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Universita Bocconi Italy, and a Master’s degree in Finance from Pace University, New York, U.S.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Joel Dubs serves as Senior Vice President of Operations for TE Connectivity and leads Operations for the Transportation Solutions segment.
As Senior Vice President of Operations, Joel is responsible for all aspects of the company’s corporate global operations including procurement, logistics, manufacturing engineering and innovation, environmental, health and safety, facilities services, and the company-wide lean initiative. He also leads implementation of the company’s digital operations initiatives and has lead the company’s Operations Council since 2013.
Joel previously served as Vice President of Operations for the company’s Global Automotive business.
Joel joined the company in 1983 and has served in a wide variety of engineering, manufacturing and operations assignments, including nearly 10 years as a plant manager and regional and global operations assignments of increasing responsibility over the last 20 years.
Joel holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Joseph F. Eckroth, Jr.
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Joe Eckroth joined TE Connectivity in 2013 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is responsible for leading the TE Information Systems (TEIS) team, setting the enterprise-wide Information Systems strategic direction, and ensuring TEIS implements key information systems initiatives that support TE’s goals.
Prior to joining TE, Joe was with Hertz Holdings and Hertz since 2007, and most recently held the position of Executive Vice President, Global Customer Care and Chief Information Officer. In this role, he also provided oversight to the Corporate Project Management Office, Revenue Management function and Navigations Solutions business, which is the exclusive provider of the Hertz Neverlost units and related services.
Prior to joining Hertz Holdings and Hertz, Joe served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of New Century Financial Corporation. Previously, Joe served as the Chief Information Officer for Mattel, Inc. and two of General Electric’s business units, GE Medical Systems and GE Industrial Systems.
From 2003 to 2006, Joe served on the board of directors of VWR International, a global laboratory supply and distribution company, where he also served on the Compensation and Finance Committees. From 2000 to 2006, he also served on the board of directors of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing life-changing prevention and intervention programs for abused and neglected children and young adults in Orange County, California.
Joe earned his MBA from Pepperdine University School of Business and Management and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne in La Verne, California.
John S. Jenkins Jr.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
John S. Jenkins Jr. is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel of TE Connectivity. John is responsible for the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate governance, government affairs, intellectual property, security and risk management, and corporate social responsibility activities. He is also responsible for bringing TE’s industry-leading connectivity solutions, engineering, and operations expertise to the emerging markets with focus on India, China, and South America. He joined TE Connectivity in October 2012.
Prior to joining TE Connectivity, John was with Tyco International for ten years and was the Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and International General Counsel. John was responsible for the Board of Directors activities, securities and capital markets transactions and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, global procurement, real estate, and tax planning. Prior to 2003, John worked as a litigator with McGuireWoods, LLP.
John began his career in 1987 as an Officer in the United States Navy, and served as a judge advocate both as Military Prosecutor and Senior Defense Counsel, and finally as Legislative Counsel to the Secretary of the Navy.
John earned his law degree from George Washington University with high honors and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Arvind Kaushal assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer in November 2018. Arvind is responsible for leading the enterprise strategy team and shaping TE’s strategy to take advantage of market shifts and create superior shareholder value. He leads the strategic planning process and works closely with the organization to drive alignment and focus on TE’s strategic priorities.
From 2014 to 2018, Arvind was Vice President and Global Head of Strategy at Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions division. In that role, he was responsible for leading a team of professionals to address major strategic opportunities and support strategy execution to grow revenue and improve margins.
Prior to Johnson Controls, Arvind was a Partner with Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company) and led the firm’s manufacturing team in North America. Arvind took on progressively senior positions with the firm over his 15-year tenure. He advised senior executives to build capabilities required for driving growth and creating competitive advantage. Arvind led several growth strategy and operational transformation projects in industrial and automotive industries, with a focus on North America, Europe, China, and India.
Arvind has an MBA (PGDCM) from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India. At IIM Calcutta, Arvind was awarded Gold medal and was placed on Institute’s Honor Roll for academic excellence. Arvind received a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (formerly UoR), India.
President, Industrial Solutions
Shad Kroeger is President of the Industrial Solutions segment of TE Connectivity. This segment is comprised of the company’s Aerospace, Defense, Oil and Gas, Industrial, Medical, Energy and Channel businesses. Shad is responsible for all aspects of the segment’s strategy, growth, operations and performance.
Prior to his current role, Shad served as President of TE’s Communications Solutions segment from 2017-2020.
Since joining TE in 1995, Shad has held leadership positions in general management, strategy, product management, sales, and engineering. His roles have spanned the automotive, industrial, and consumer markets.
Shad holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University.
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Channel
Karen Leggio is Senior Vice President and General Manager for TE Connectivity’s Channel business unit, where sales represent approximately 15% of TE’s overall revenue. In this role, Karen is focused on growing TE’s Channel revenue, market share and customer reach by strengthening global relationships with TE’s approximately 300 distributors.
Karen joined TE in 2010 as its first Chief Procurement Officer and led the integration of TE’s global spend, driving significant productivity and scale advantage for the company. Subsequently, Karen became Senior Vice President and General Manager for TE’s North American Automotive business. Under her tenure, Karen broadened product offerings, expanded the customer base and launched a new facility enabling revenue to surpass a billion dollars for the first time, while developing and exporting top talent across the broader TE Enterprise.
Prior to joining TE, Karen was with Ingersoll Rand where she served as Vice President of Global Supply Chain. Before Ingersoll Rand, Karen worked for General Motors for twenty-three years where she held multiple leadership roles with increasing responsibilities across Europe, South America and North America in the areas of operations, procurement, logistics, supplier quality, and program management. Karen was recognized in 2005 by Automotive News as one of the Top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry.
Karen currently serves as Chairman for the TE Connectivity Foundation, whose mission is to connect and strengthen global communities through access to technology and engineering for all, with an emphasis on women and underserved populations. She has also been a member of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce since 2015.
Karen earned her Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University’s Supply Chain Management program and her Masters of Science degree in Operations from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana where she attended on a General Motors’ Fellowship scholarship.
Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
Jimmy McDonald has served as Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for TE Connectivity since 2013. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing global procurement and logistics strategies to achieve business unit objectives. Essential to this role is ensuring that TE has identified the right supplier partnerships and delivers supplier performance across procured products and services.
Prior to joining to TE, Jimmy served as Vice President for Strategic Sourcing for Honeywell Aerospace. Prior to Honeywell, he held a range of diverse global supply chain roles at General Motors and Delphi where he operated in a variety of capacities in the United States and Asia, including procurement, supplier development, logistics, planning, labor relations and manufacturing.
Jimmy graduated from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and successfully completed the Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University.
President, Transportation Solutions
Steven Merkt is President, Transportation Solutions for TE Connectivity.
As leader of the Transportation Solutions segment – one of the world’s largest suppliers of connectivity and sensor solutions to the automotive and commercial vehicle marketplaces – Steven is responsible for all aspects of sales, development, and operations for the segment worldwide.
Steven joined TE in 1989 and has held leadership positions in general management, operations, engineering, marketing, supply chain, and new product launches. He was appointed to his current position in August 2012, after serving as President of TE’s Automotive business.
Prior to joining TE, Steven worked as a Flight Test Engineer for the F.A.A. and a computer consultant for Rutgers University. Steven is a member of the board of directors for the Isonoma Foundation.
Steven holds a Master of Business Administration from the Smeal School of Business at Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, U.S., and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering from Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Board Member
Heath Mitts is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TE Connectivity. Heath is responsible for developing and implementing the financial strategy for the company. As CFO, he creates the financial infrastructure necessary to drive the Company’s financial direction, vision, and compliance initiatives. In March 2021, he was elected to the Board of Directors.
Heath joined TE Connectivity in September 2016. Previously, Heath served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of IDEX Corporation since March 2011 and served as Vice President of Corporate Finance from September 2005 to February 2011. Prior to joining IDEX, Heath worked for PerkinElmer from 2001 to 2005 as Chief Financial Officer of PerkinElmer Asia, based in Singapore.
Prior to PerkinElmer, he worked at Honeywell International (formerly Allied Signal) from 1996 to 2001 in a variety of senior financial leadership positions, including the Finance leader of Honeywell’s aerospace avionics business. He has been a Director at Columbus McKinnon Corporation since May 2015.
Heath holds Bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Political Science from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Tim Murphy is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for TE Connectivity. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s HR strategy to ensure TE has the talent, culture, and organization needed to achieve its business objectives. Tim joined TE Connectivity as Vice President, Global Talent Management in November 2011.
From 1993 to 2011, Tim held a variety of HR Business Partner and Center of Excellence leadership positions at Merck. As Executive Director, Talent Management, he led a Center of Excellence that supported 90,000 employees and was responsible globally for performance management, succession planning, career development, and workforce planning.
Tim has a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions
Jeanne Quirk is Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions at TE Connectivity. In her role, Jeanne is responsible for driving the development and execution of inorganic growth strategies.
Since 2013, Jeanne has served as the Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for the Industrial Solutions (IS) segment, with responsibility for partnering with the IS leadership team to identify and execute organic and inorganic growth initiatives. Since joining TE in 2000, Jeanne has held a variety of leadership positions in M&A and integration, including leading TE’s M&A and divestiture efforts from 2007 through 2013.
Prior to joining TE, Jeanne worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers for 10 years where she assisted a broad range of strategic buyers and financial sponsors with their acquisitions.
Jeanne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and is a certified public accountant.
President, Communications Solutions
Aaron Stucki is the President of TE Connectivity’s Communications Solutions Segment. The segment is comprised of the company’s Data and Devices and Appliances business units. Aaron is responsible for all aspects of the segment’s strategy, sales, development, and operations globally.
Since joining TE in 2011, Aaron has held several leadership positions including CFO for Consumer Solutions segment, Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Consumer Devices and SubCom business units, and most recently the Industrial and Commercial Transportation business.
Prior to TE, Aaron held several management positions with General Electric, including CFO for Appliances and Lighting Latin America, CFO for high voltage Relays, and Finance Director for EMEA Supply Chain.
Aaron holds a bachelor’s in Economics and International Relations from Brigham Young University, Utah. He also attended the Vienna’s University of Economics, Austria.
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Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Thomas J. Lynch has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since its inception in June 2007, serving as its chairman since January 2013, as executive chairman from March 2017 to March 2018, and as chief executive officer from January 2006 to March 2017.
From September 2004 to January 2006, Mr. Lynch was at Tyco International (Tyco) as the president of Tyco Engineered Products & Services, a global manufacturer of industrial valves and controls. He was promoted to chief executive officer of Tyco Electronics, now TE Connectivity, in January 2006, and grew the company into a $12 billion global technology leader.
Mr. Lynch joined Tyco from Motorola, where he served as executive vice president of Motorola, and president and chief executive officer of Motorola’s Personal Communications sector, a leading supplier of cellular handsets. Prior to this role, he served as president of the Integrated Electronics Systems sector, of which automotive was the largest market segment.
Prior to Motorola, Mr. Lynch was senior vice president and general manager of the Satellite and Broadcast Network Systems segment for General Instrument Corporation.
Mr. Lynch serves on the boards of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Cummins Inc., Automatic Data Processing Inc. and on the boards of trustees for The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA, and Rider University.
Mr. Lynch holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Rider University.
Dr. Pierre R. Brondeau
Lead Independent Director
Dr. Pierre R. Brondeau has been the lead independent director of the TE Connectivity board of directors since March 2015 and a member of its board since inception in June 2007.
Dr. Brondeau formerly served as the president and chief executive officer of FMC Corporation from 2010 to June 2020, its executive chairman from June 2020 through April 2021 and its chairman of the board since October 2010.
Prior to joining FMC Corporation, Dr. Brondeau was president and chief executive officer of Dow Advanced Materials, a division of The Dow Chemical Company and a manufacturer of specialty materials, until September 2009. Prior to Dow, he was president and chief operating officer of Rohm and Haas Company until April 2009, when Rohm & Haas Co. was acquired by Dow Chemical Company.
During his 20-year career at Rohm and Haas, Mr. Brondeau held numerous executive and commercial positions in Europe and the United States with regional and global responsibilities for marketing, sales, research and development, engineering, technology, and operations. Dr. Brondeau held multiple positions of increasing responsibility with the Shipley Company, which was later renamed Rohm & Haas Electronic Materials. Earlier in his career, he worked at Air Liquide in France.
Dr. Brondeau serves on the boards of FMC Corporation, a diversified global chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets and Livent Corporation, a producer and distributor of lithium compounds. He also serves on the boards of the American Chemistry Council and the Franklin Institute.
Dr. Brondeau holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemical engineering from INSA France, a master’s degree in biochemical engineering from the University of Montpellier, France, and a doctoral degree in biochemical engineering from INSA France.
Terrence R. Curtin
Board Member and Chief Executive Officer
Terrence R. Curtin is chief executive officer of TE Connectivity, a $14 billion global industrial technology leader in connectivity and sensor solutions that enable a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. Each day, more than 8,000 TE engineers across the globe collaborate with customers to solve their toughest problems and turn ideas into innovations that move the world forward – from autonomous vehicles, next generation aircraft, and smart factories to advanced medical devices and connected homes.
Mr. Curtin is focused on enhancing the experience for TE’s customers, optimizing the company’s operations, removing obstacles to unleash the potential of TE employees, and cultivating a diverse work environment where global collaboration and innovation thrive. Through this approach, he has confidence that TE will continue to be a partner of choice for customers looking to address their most critical challenges in the harshest of environments.
A global-minded leader, Mr. Curtin’s advocacy for free trade and technology, and his appreciation of a broad spectrum of ideas and cultures, stems from his years of previous experience at TE and Arthur Andersen LLP, a global accounting and consulting firm.
Prior to assuming the role of chief executive officer of the company in March 2017, Mr. Curtin served as TE’s president, where he was responsible for all company connectivity and sensor businesses, as well as mergers and acquisition activities. In March 2016, he was elected to the board of directors.
Mr. Curtin also previously led TE’s Industrial Solutions segment, which includes the company’s energy, industrial, aerospace, defense and marine, and medical business units.
Prior to his role as leader of Industrial Solutions, Mr. Curtin served as TE’s chief financial officer, and as the company’s corporate controller. Before joining TE Connectivity, Mr. Curtin was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP.
Mr. Curtin serves as a director of DuPont de Nemours, Inc. and as a member of the board of directors of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), a leading organization in building commercial relations with China.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Albright College.
Carol A. (“John”) Davidson
Carol A. (“John”) Davidson has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since March 2016.
Mr. Davidson is a certified public accountant, with more than 30 years of leadership experience across multiple industries. Mr. Davidson’s experience with complex accounting and financial issues, combined with his knowledge of public reporting requirements and processes, allow him to bring accounting and financial management insight to the board.
Mr. Davidson held a variety of leadership roles at Tyco International Ltd., Dell Inc. and Eastman Kodak Company.
Mr. Davidson serves as a director of FMC Corporation, a diversified global chemical company serving agricultural, industrial and consumer markets, and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a producer of flavors, fragrances, and cosmetic actives.
Mr. Davidson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Rochester.
Lynn A. Dugle
Lynn A. Dugle has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since March 2020. From 2016 to 2019, Ms. Dugle was president, chief executive officer, director and board chairman of Engility Holdings, Inc., a NYSE listed engineering and technology consulting company.
Ms. Dugle was a director of The Analytic Sciences Corporation from October 2014 to February 2015, prior to its acquisition by Engility Holdings, Inc. Ms. Dugle joined Raytheon Company, a publicly traded company specializing in defense and other government markets worldwide, in April 2004 and served as the vice president of Raytheon Company and president of Raytheon IIS until March 2015.
She became president of the former Intelligence and Information Systems business in January 2009 and was previously its vice president and deputy general manager. From 2002 to 2004, Ms. Dugle served as the vice president, Product, Systems Software Division, ADC Telecommunications, Inc. and as general manager, Cable Systems Division from 1999 to 2002.
Ms. Dugle serves as a director of KBR Inc., a scientific, technology and engineering solutions company, and Micron Technology, Inc., a memory and storage solutions company.
She holds bachelor’s degrees in technical management and Spanish, both from Purdue University, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Dr. William A. Jeffrey
Dr. William A. Jeffrey has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since March 2012. Since 2014, Dr. Jeffrey has been the chief executive officer and director of SRI International, a research and development organization serving government and industry. Prior to SRI, he served as chief executive officer and president of HRL Laboratories, LLC, an automotive, aerospace and defense research and development laboratory, from September 2008.
From 2007 to 2008, he was the director of the Science and Technology Division of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), and prior to IDA, was director of the National Institute of Standards & Technology from 2005. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Jeffrey served as senior director of Homeland and National Security and Assistant Director of Space and Aeronautics in the Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy. He began his career at IDA in 1988.
Dr. Jeffrey holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in astronomy from Harvard University.
Board Member, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Heath Mitts is executive vice president and chief financial officer of TE Connectivity. Mr. Mitts is responsible for developing and implementing the financial strategy for the company. As CFO, he creates the financial infrastructure necessary to drive the company’s financial direction, vision, and compliance initiatives. In March 2021, he was elected to the board of directors.
Mr. Mitts joined TE Connectivity in September 2016. Previously, Mr. Mitts served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of IDEX Corporation, a publicly traded company engaged in the development, design, and manufacture of fluidics systems and specialty engineered products, since March 2011, and served as vice president of corporate finance from September 2005 to February 2011. Prior to joining IDEX, Mr. Mitts was chief financial officer of the Asia division of PerkinElmer, a diagnostics, life science research, food, environmental and industrial testing company, from 2001 to 2005.
Prior to PerkinElmer, he worked at Honeywell International (formerly Allied Signal), a producer of commercial and consumer products, engineering services and aerospace systems, from 1996 to 2001 in a variety of senior financial leadership positions, including the finance leader of Honeywell’s aerospace avionics business.
He serves as a director at Columbus McKinnon Corporation, a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of motion control products, technologies, automated systems and services.
Mr. Mitts holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and another in political science from Southern Methodist University and an MBA in finance from Pennsylvania State University.
Yong Nam has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since March 2012. Since January 2021, Mr. Nam has served as Chairman of the Board of DL E&C, following the spin-off of Daelim Industrial into three separate companies. From April 2013 until December 2020, Mr. Nam served as an advisor to the chief executive officer of Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd., the engineering, construction and petrochemical operations affiliate of Daelim Group, a Korean company.
Mr. Nam has served as an advisor to LG Electronics, Inc., a global provider of consumer electronics, mobile communications, and home appliances since April 2011.
From 2007 through March 2011, Mr. Nam served as vice chairman and chief executive officer of LG Electronics. He previously served as president of LG Corp., the global conglomerate of the LG group of companies, from 2006 to 2007, and as chief executive officer of LG Telecom from 1998 until 2006. Mr. Nam's career with LG began in 1976.
Mr. Nam holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Seoul National University.
Daniel J. Phelan
Daniel J. Phelan has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since its inception in June 2007. Mr. Phelan was chief of staff at GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer health-related products. He served in this role from 2008 until his retirement in December 2012, following which he consulted with GSK until the end of 2013. Mr. Phelan joined GSK in 1981 and held several other roles of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president, human resources and senior vice president of operations & administration, research and development.
Prior to his work at GSK, Mr. Phelan worked as an attorney in the labor department at Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel, a law firm in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and as a director of student services at The Ohio State University. He also served as an officer in the United States Army Medical Service Corps.
Mr. Phelan serves as a director of Indivior PLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical business and the global leader in the treatment of opioid dependence, and also an advisor with the GLG Institute, a membership-based executive community focused on accelerating the personal and professional development of senior leaders.
Mr. Phelan holds bachelor’s and law degrees, both from Rutgers University, and a master’s degree in higher education administration from The Ohio State University.
Abhijit Y. Talwalkar
Abhijit Y. Talwalkar has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since March 2017.
Mr. Talwalkar was president and chief executive officer of LSI Corporation, a designer of semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in data centers, mobile networks and client computing from May 2005 until the completion of LSI's merger with Avago Technologies in May 2014.
From 1993 to 2005, Mr. Talwalkar held a number of senior management positions at Intel Corporation, including corporate vice president and co-general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, which was comprised of Intel's business client, server, storage, and communications businesses, and vice president and general manager for the Intel Enterprise Platform Group, where he focused on developing, marketing, and driving Intel business strategies for enterprise computing.
Prior to Intel, Mr. Talwalkar held senior engineering and marketing positions at Sequent Computer Systems, a multiprocessing computer systems design and manufacturer that later became a part of IBM. He also held positions at Bipolar Integrated Technology, Inc., a VLSI bipolar semiconductor company; and Lattice Semiconductor Inc., a service-driven developer of programmable design solutions widely used in electronic systems.
Mr. Talwalkar serves as a director of iRhythm Technologies, a digital healthcare company specializing in cardiac arrhythmias; Lam Research Corporation, a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry; and Advanced Micro Devices, a global semiconductor company.
Mr. Talwalkar holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University.
Mark Trudeau has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since March 2016. Mr. Trudeau is the president, chief executive officer and a director of Mallinckrodt plc, a global specialty biopharmaceutical and imaging business that develops, manufactures, markets and distributes specialty pharmaceutical products and imaging agents. Mr. Trudeau previously held executive leadership positions at Covidien plc, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals LLC USA, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Abbott Laboratories.
Mr. Trudeau holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Michigan.
Dawn C. Willoughby
Dawn C. Willoughby has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since March 2020.
Ms. Willoughby served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Clorox Company, a manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products, from September 2014 through January 2019.
She also served as the company’s senior vice president and general manager, Clorox Cleaning Division; vice president and general manager, Home Care Products; and vice president and general manager, Glad Products, along with several other positions since 2001.
Prior to her career at The Clorox Company, Ms. Willoughby spent nine years with The Procter & Gamble Company, where she held several positions in sales management.
Ms. Willoughby serves as a director of J. M. Smucker Company, a manufacturer and marketer of branded food and beverage products.
Ms. Willoughby holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Business.
Laura H. Wright
Laura H. Wright has served on the TE Connectivity board of directors since March 2014. After her retirement in 2012 as chief financial officer of Southwest Airlines, Ms. Wright founded GSB Advisors to provide strategic and financial consulting to growth and non-profit companies. During her 25-year career at Southwest, Ms. Wright served in a variety of financial roles including chief financial officer, senior vice president of finance, treasurer and assistant treasurer.
Prior to Southwest, Ms. Wright began her career at Arthur Young & Co. in 1982 as a member of their tax staff, following which she became a tax manager from 1986 through 1988.
Ms. Wright serves as a director of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc., a commercial aerostructure designer and manufacturing company, CMS Energy Corporation and its subsidiary, Consumers Energy Company, an energy company that is focused principally on utility operations in Michigan.
Ms. Wright holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in accounting both from the University of North Texas.
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