Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Flir Systems announces senior management changes

January 29, 2014
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Flir Systems, Inc. has announced that William A. Sundermeier, president of the company’s Government Systems Division, has resigned to pursue other personal and business opportunities. Thomas A. Surran, most recently president of the company’s Commercial Systems Division, has been appointed chief operating officer, and will assume responsibility for Flir’s global commercial and government operations. Sundermeier has agreed to assist the company with the transition of his responsibilities through the end of February.

“I want to thank Bill for his tremendous contributions to Flir,” commented Andy Teich, the company’s CEO. “He has been an instrumental part of Flir’s growth and evolution over the past 19 years, from his early days in product management through his leadership of our Government Systems business for the past eight years. We will miss his deep experience and perspective.”

Tom Surran first joined Flir with the acquisition of Indigo Systems in 2004, and served as general manager of the company’s Commercial Vision Systems business until 2007. He rejoined the company in 2009 and has since held several roles, including vice-president and general manager of Raymarine, a Flir company, as well as president of the company’s Commercial Systems Division.

“Tom is a veteran executive and leader with demonstrated experience in all aspects of operations. He has successfully led three Flir operations over the past 10 years, and I am confident in his ability to continue that success in this expanded role,” Teich said.


Flir Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. Its systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness and security applications.

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