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Raymarine owner names new President and CEO

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Jim Cannon has been appointed President and CEO of FLIR, the owner of Raymarine, the US-based manufacturer of fish finders.

FLIR, the owner of Raymarine, has appointed Jim Cannon as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective from June 19th this year.

He will succeed Andy Teich, who announced his retirement after 33 years of service in February.

Wilsonville, Oregon-based FLIR, says that Cannon’s extensive and varied leadership experience – together with his proven operational expertise – makes him ideally suited to lead the group and its portfolio of innovative technology-based products and applications.

He 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.

In addition to his global, cross-functional leadership experience at Stanley Black & Decker, Cannon served in the U.S. Army for ten years as an infantryman and armour officer in a wide variety of assignments around the world, including Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Iraq, where he learned to truly appreciate FLIR’s technology and was awarded a Combat Infantryman’s Badge.

He later oversaw key security missions as part of the Army’s peace enforcement operations in Bosnia.

“We are delighted to appoint a chief executive of Jim’s calibre,” said Earl R. Lewis, Chairman of the FLIR Board of Directors. “His proven track record of achieving strong results in both business and military make him uniquely well qualified to serve as FLIR’s next CEO.

“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. We are confident he is the right person to lead FLIR’s dedicated employees.

“On behalf of the entire Board, I am pleased to welcome Jim and am excited to work closely with him 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. “The FLIR brand is synonymous with continuous innovation and delivering value to customers around the world. From my own personal experience, having relied on its technology as a combat veteran, I have seen first hand the powerful, life-saving impact the company’s portfolio of solutions can have on our customers.

“Andy and the FLIR team have done a great job building out its technology and business and I am excited to build on that success and drive further growth for the benefit of its employees, customers and shareholders.”

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