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Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team of Smiths Interconnect is a strong group of experienced managers, who work together under the leadership of President Paul Harris to set the company’s long-term success.

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Paul Harris

President

Paul Harris

President

Paul joined  Smiths in June 2015 as the President of the Connectors Business Unit. He previously worked for HUBER+SUHNER AG where he held a variety of high profile positions including International COO and director of 18 group companies and was a member of the Executive Group Management. Prior to this, Paul spent 14 years covering various roles in Engineering, Sales and General Management for Amphenol.

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Dave Moorehouse

President, Smiths Interconnect Inc.

Dave Moorehouse

President, Smiths Interconnect Inc.

Dave joined Smiths in July 2013 as President of TRAK Microwave and has since become President of Smiths Interconnect, Inc. (SII).  SII is the business entity within Smiths Interconnect that performs on classified contracts for the U.S. DoD hence operates as a separate entity governed by a Special Security Agreement (SSA).  Prior to Smiths, Dave held various executive and technical leadership roles at Cobham, Hexcel Corporation, Pratt Whitney and others.

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Tullio Panarello

VP & General Manager Fibre Optics and RF Components

Tullio Panarello

VP & General Manager Fibre Optics and RF Components
Tullio joined Smiths in October 2019, having spent the previous 2 years supporting various start-ups, including Reflex Photonics, where he served as Executive President. He is currently responsible for running and growing the newly formed Fibre Optics and Components Business Unit of Smiths Interconnect.
 
Tullio started his career as a Diode Laser Designer at PerkinElmer, where he developed a passion for working with customers and advancing state of the art diode laser technology. His initial work included the development of diode lasers for military (targeting), medical (Optical Coherence Tomography) and Telecom (980nm Pumps) systems. Tullio eventually moved into Product Line Management and later accepted a position at Lucent Microelectronics. In 2003, Tullio left Lucent and founded his first start-up, PyroPhotonics, a high-power fibre laser company which he sold in 2010. Since that time, he has held Senior Executive positions with various other start-ups (Solantro Semiconductor, Aeponyx, Reflex Photonics, Genia Photonics) including co-founding the A.I. driven e-Nose company Stratuscent in 2016. Tullio continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board for Aeponyx Inc.
 
Tullio has a BSc. in Physics, a Master of Engineering, an MBA and has authored more than 25 patents.
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Bruce Valentine

VP & General Manager Semi Test

Bruce Valentine

VP & General Manager Semi Test
Bruce has a vast knowledge of our industry and has been with Smiths Interconnect for 10 years. He started as the Business Development Manager EMEA for Semi Test moving on to head Smiths Interconnect's sales in EMEA, with his most recent role as Vice President of Business Development. Bruce has an Executive MBA from Cranfield University’s School of Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
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Mark Kelleher

VP & General Manager Connectors

Mark Kelleher

VP & General Manager Connectors

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.

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Eric Lakin

VP Finance & Strategy

Eric Lakin

VP Finance & Strategy

Eric joined Smiths in October 2011 as Director of Corporate Development for Smiths Group, where he was responsible for strategy and M&A.  He became Interim CFO for Morpho Detection after its acquisition by Smiths Detection and subsequently appointed CFO for Smiths Interconnect in October 2017.  Prior to joining Smiths, Eric held various roles in industry, strategy consulting, banking and private equity.

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Nicole Keen

Divisional General Counsel

Nicole Keen

Divisional General Counsel

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.

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Rob McLoughlin

HR Director

Rob McLoughlin

HR Director
Rob joined Smiths in 1997 as a Graduate Trainee and spent nine years in a variety of roles within Group HR, his most recent being HR Manager Smiths Group head office. In 2006 Rob took on HR leadership roles for Smiths Interconnect within Europe as well as globally, recently acting as Business Partner, Sales and Marketing.
 
Rob has a Masters from the University of Edinburgh in Politics & French and a Masters in Personnel Management from Westminster University. He is also a Chartered member of the Institute of Personnel and Development.
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Katherine Morris

Business Engagement Manager (BIS)

Katherine Morris

Business Engagement Manager (BIS)
Katherine joined Smiths in early 2015, taking a role in BIS (IT function) as the IT Service Owner for Collaboration technologies. Prior to Smiths she had various roles at Barclays Bank (including Head of Collaboration Services) and even further back at Electrolux, working in Sales.

Katherine took up her most recent role at the end of last year, working as an IT partner to the Interconnect division. This involves supporting Interconnect on any IT related initiatives, as well as helping define the IT roadmap and strategy.

Katherine has a Maths degree from Nottingham University.