AM General announced the appointment of James J. (Jim) Cannon as Chief Executive Officer effective Monday 20 September 2021. Jim most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of FLIR Systems, a publicly traded manufacturer of sensors and unmanned systems for military and industrial customers, through a period of strategic transformation and ultimate sale to Teledyne Technologies, Inc.
Jim previously served in leadership roles at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and Eaton Corporation. Jim served in the U.S. Army for over a decade, including in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and peace enforcement operations in Bosnia. Jim has an impressive proven track record of demonstrating strong leadership and successfully growing businesses.
“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,” Jim said.
Monday marked R. Andy Hove’s last day with AM General. The company thanks Andy for his five years of service with AM General and his significant contributions to the organization.
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. Through its military business, AM General is widely recognized as the world leader in design, engineering, manufacturing and logistics support of Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 70 countries.
AM General has breadth and scope of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.
AM General and its heritage companies have built over 1 million vehicles in the last 100 years and 250,000 automotive systems in more than 70 countries. Today, AM General builds more military light tactical vehicles than any other company in the world.