FLIR appoints new CEO
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that James J. ("Jim") Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 19, 2017. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was previously announced in February.
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, Cannon 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.
Cannon served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as an infantryman and armour officer in a wide variety of assignments around the world, including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Iraq, where he was awarded a Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He later oversaw key security missions as part of the Army’s peace enforcement operations in Bosnia.
“We are delighted to appoint a chief executive of Jim’s caliber,” said Earl R. Lewis, Chairman of the FLIR Board of Directors. “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.”