FLIR Systems appointed Jim Cannon president and CEO. Cannon previously served for more than 16 years in a variety of senior leadership positions at Stanley Black and Decker, most recently as president of Stanley Security North American and Emerging Markets. Priort to that, he was president of the company's industrial and automotive repair business united, first in North America and subsequently in Europe and Latin America, before then serving as president of Stanley Oil and Gas. In that role, he held direct profit and loss responsibilities across 5 units, managed more than 5,000 employees, and oversaw the operations of numerous manufacturing plants and distribution centers.
Cannon holds a BS in business administration and marketing from the University of Tennessee at Chatanooga.