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Former FLIR CEO James Cannon Takes Helm of AM General

James Cannon, former president and CEO of FLIR Systems, has been appointed CEO of South Bend, Indiana-based military vehicle maker AM General.

He succeeds R. Andy Hove, who has led AM General as president and chief executive over the past five years, the company said Monday.

Cannon led FLIR Systems as the imaging technology vendor implemented strategic transformation efforts and sold itself to Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) in May through an $8 billion cash-and-stock deal.

The U.S. Army veteran also worked for Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) and Eaton (NYSE: ETN).

His decadelong service as an infantryman and armor officer included support for Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

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