FLIR Systems Inc. (Wilsonville, OR) has announced the appointment of James J. (“Jim”) Cannon as president and chief executive officer, effective June 19, 2017. He succeeds Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was announced in February of this year.
According to the company, 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 FLIR and its portfolio of technology-based products and applications. He had 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 later in Europe and Latin America, before then serving as president of Stanley Oil & Gas.
Cannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He’ll be based at FLIR’s Wilsonville, OR headquarters.