Flir Systems names James Cannon president/CEO
June 5, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 4, 2017 – Flir Systems has named James J. “Jim” Cannon president and CEO, where he will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was announced earlier this year.
The company says Cannon’s “extensive and varied leadership experience, together with his proven operational expertise and ability to adapt business strategies to meet evolving market needs,” makes him “ideally suited” to lead the company. He previously held a variety of senior leadership positions at Stanley Black & Decker, most recently as president of Stanley Security North America & Emerging Markets.
“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,” said Earl R. Lewis, chairman of the board of directors. “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.”
“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 honour,” said Cannon. “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.”