FLIR Systems Inc. has announced the appointment of James J. (Jim) Cannon as its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 19 June 2017.
Mr Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, who is retiring after 33 years of service.
Mr Cannon previously served for more than 16 years in a variety of senior leadership positions at Stanley Black & Decker Inc., most recently as President of Stanley Security North America & Emerging Markets. Prior to that, he was President of the company’s Industrial & Automotive Repair (IAR) business unit, first in North America and subsequently in Europe and Latin America, before then serving as President of Stanley Oil & Gas.
Earl R. Lewis, Chairman of the FLIR Board of Directors, said: “We are delighted to appoint a chief executive of Jim’s caliber […] Jim’s proven track record of achieving strong results in both business and the military make him uniquely well qualified to serve as FLIR’s next CEO. Our Board of Directors conducted a thorough search process, in which Jim distinguished himself as a true leader of leaders and demonstrated his experience and adaptability running business units worldwide. We’re confident he is the right person to lead FLIR’s dedicated employees. On behalf of the entire Board, I’m pleased to welcome Jim and am excited to work closely with him as we continue to leverage the unique attributes of the FLIR brand and product portfolio to deliver increased value to our shareholders.”
Mr Cannon added: “The opportunity to join this outstanding leadership team and serve alongside over 3000 talented FLIR employees worldwide as the company’s next CEO is a great honor […] The FLIR brand is synonymous with continuous innovation and delivering value to customers around the world. From my own personal experience having relied on FLIR technology as a combat veteran, I’ve seen firsthand the powerful, life-saving impact the company’s portfolio of solutions can have for our customers. Andy and the FLIR team have done a great job building out FLIR’s technology and business, and I’m excited to build on that success and drive further growth for the benefit of FLIR’s employees, customers, and shareholders.”
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