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AM General names new CEO

AM General headquarters in South Bend. (photo courtesy: IIB/Wes Mills)

ST. JOSEPH CO., Ind (Inside INdiana Business) — South Bend-based HUMVEE maker AM General has named Jim Cannon chief executive officer, succeeding Andy Hove who served in the role for five years. Cannon most recently served as CEO of Oregon-based FLIR Systems, a manufacturer of thermal imaging cameras and sensors for military and industrial customers.

FLIR is a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Inc. (NYSE: TDY). AM General, which has a manufacturing plant in Mishawaka, says Cannon also served in the U.S. Army for over a decade

“I’m honored to join AM General, a company with such a proud legacy. It is a privilege to be in a position to serve the best customers in the world, the American military and our Allies globally,” said Cannon.

He also held leadership roles at Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) and Eaton Corp. (NYSE: ETN).