FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that it will realign its business operations into three principle business units: Government and Defense, Industrial, and Commercial. With this consolidation, FLIR intends to reduce complexity, realize greater operating synergies, and enhance management focus. FLIR expects to report its financial results in accordance with this new operating structure beginning with its first quarter 2018 operating results.
FLIR’s new business units (BU) will operate as follows:
- Government and Defense: will consist of the current Surveillance and Detection segments, excluding the Outdoor and Tactical Systems (OTS) business. The Government and Defense BU will be led by FLIR President and CEO, Jim Cannon, until a permanent President is appointed.
- Industrial: will consist of the current Instruments and OEM and Emerging segments, excluding the Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) business. Frank Pennisi, who joined FLIR in 2017 as Vice President and General Manager of the OEM and Emerging operating segment, will serve as President of the Industrial BU.
- Commercial: will consist of the current Maritime and Security segments, along with the ITS and OTS businesses. Travis Merrill, currently FLIR’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, will serve as President of the Commercial BU.
“Streamlining our operations will enable growth and enhanced value creation across all of our businesses. I’ve spoken about my intent for us to fuel, feed, or focus various businesses in our portfolio and this realignment will enable and accelerate that pursuit,” said Jim Cannon (photo), President and CEO of FLIR.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, FLIR Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment.
Through its nearly 3,500 employees, FLIR’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.