Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Offic
United States of America
Joe Donahue serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TE Connectivity. As Chief Operating Officer, Joe is responsible for all aspects of the company’s corporate global operations including supply chain, manufacturing engineering and innovation, environment/health/ safety, facilities services, and the company-wide lean initiative. In addition, he is responsible for TE’s SubCom business and the company’s digital operations and engineering initiatives. 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. Joe served as COO and President of TE’s Network Solutions segment from September 2012 to August 2015, and led the company’s Transportation Solutions segment from 2007 to 2012. He was employed by Valspar Corporation as Group Vice President responsible for the Global Coatings Business from 2006 to 2007.
Joe joined the company in 1982 and served in a wide variety of assignments, including general management, engineering, and operations. He served in overseas assignments in Japan, China, and Germany over his 34 years with the company. Joe holds a BS in Biological Sciences and a MS in Plastics Engineering from the University of Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts, along with an MS degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.