Stanley executive to head Oregon-based manufacturer

Published on Monday, 29 May 2017 21:20
Written by Christopher Fortier

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN - Veteran Stanley Black & Decker executive James J. Cannon has been appointed the president and chief executive officer of an Oregon-based manufacturing firm, FLIR Systems, Inc.

Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years was announced in February. He begins in the new post on June 19.

“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.”

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs and develops thermal imaging, visible-light imaging, locator, measurement and diagnostic and advanced threat detection systems.

Cannon 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 business unit, first in North America and subsequently in Europe and Latin America before then serving as president of Stanley Oil & Gas.

In addition to his experience at Stanley, Cannon served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as an infantryman and armor officer in a wide variety of assignments around the world, including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Iraq. He later oversaw key security missions as part of the Army’s peace enforcement operations in Bosnia.

“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,” said Cannon. “The FLIR brand is synonymous with continuous innovation and delivering value to customers around the world. From my own personal experience having relied on FLIR technology as a combat veteran, I’ve seen firsthand the powerful, life-saving impact the company’s portfolio of solutions can have for our customers.”

Cannon will be based out of the company’s Wilsonville, Oregon headquarters.

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Posted in The Bristol Press, General Business, General News on Monday, 29 May 2017 21:20. Updated: Monday, 29 May 2017 21:23.