The Senior Leadership Team of Smiths Interconnect is a strong group of experienced managers, who work together under the leadership of President Julian Fagge to set the company’s long-term success.
Julian joined Smiths in July 2013 as Group Financial Controller and was appointed to Group Strategy and M&A Director in October 2017. Appointed CEO of Flex-Tek in 2019, he became the President of Smiths Interconnect in September 2021. Prior to Smiths, he spent two years at Royal Caribbean Cruises as Finance Director for UK Ireland and prior to that, he worked for 12 years at Procter & Gamble, based predominantly in Geneva, Switzerland.
Carole has had an illustrious career in the aerospace and defence industries and most recently was Senior Vice President of Programme Management at Fincantieri Marine Group.
Prior to Fincantieri, Carole worked at L3 Harris, where she led programme management across their Space & Airborne business. And before that Carole spent the majority of her career with Northrop Grumman in increasingly senior programme management roles. Her last was as Senior Director, where she led DoN, USMC and USA advanced threat warning and countermeasure product development, aircraft integration, production and sustainment programmes.
Carole graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Chemistry, and has an associate degree in Electrical Engineering.
Mark joined Smiths Interconnect in 2017, in April 2018 he was promoted to the position of Vice President, Global Operations. He has responsibility for the Operational sites in China, Mexico, USA, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Tunisia & UK.
Previous to joining Smiths Interconnect, Mark held a number of senior operational leadership roles within Smiths Medical having both multisite responsibility & led large scale transformational change programmes including Manufacturing & Distribution Centre site closures, manufacturing process transfers and the implementation of new engineered processes within Mexico, USA, China, Germany, Italy, UK & Czech Republic sites. In 2013, Mark led the program to establish a new 10k sq. m Smiths Medical manufacturing facility within the Czech Republic.
Mark is a company appointed member trustee of the Smiths Group SIPS UK pension scheme.
Sarah joined Smiths in March 2017 as Group Financial Planning & Analysis Director, and in August 2018 transferred to John Crane to take the role of Senior Finance Director, Product Line. Sarah was appointed Vice President of Finance for Smiths Interconnect in January 2022.. Sarah is a qualified chartered accountant having started her career spending ten years with PwC in assurance, and before joining Smiths held various finance positions at Rexam PLC.
Nicole joined Smiths in 2011 as Smiths Interconnect’s Director of Trade Compliance and Senior Counsel. She became Associate General Counsel in 2013 and stepped up as Interim Divisional General Counsel from January 2014 to August 2015, after which continued to support the division as Associate General Counsel - Americas. She was appointed Divisional General Counsel in June 2019.
Prior to joining Smiths, Nicole was a litigator and international trade lawyer at Crowell & Moring LLP in Washington, DC.