Infrared Camera Maker FLIR Appoints New CEO

FLIR Systems Inc. has named James (Jim) J. Cannon its new president and CEO, effective June 19. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was announced on Feb. 14.

Founded in 1978 and based in Wilsonville, Ore., FLIR is a maker of sensor systems, including infrared cameras for drones.

According to FLIR, Cannon previously served for more than 16 years in a variety of senior leadership positions at Stanley Black & Decker Inc. He was most recently president of Stanley Security North America & Emerging Markets. Prior to that, Cannon was president of the company’s industrial and automotive repair business unit, first in North America and subsequently in Europe and Latin America, before he became president of Stanley Oil & Gas.

Cannon also served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as an infantryman and armor officer in a variety of assignments around the world.

“We are delighted to appoint a chief executive of Jim’s caliber,” says 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.”

“The opportunity to join this outstanding leadership team and serve alongside over 3,000 talented FLIR employees worldwide as the company’s next CEO is a great honor,” states Cannon.

Photo: FLIR’s Vue Pro on a DJI Phantom

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