WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 8, 2018--
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that Tony Buffum will
join the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources (HR)
Officer. As a key member of the executive management team, Mr. Buffum
will report to President and CEO Jim Cannon and will assume a strategic
role in the continued growth and overall operations of FLIR.
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Mr. Buffum will lead the company’s global HR team, oversee delivery of
all programs, and drive all facets of change management pertaining to
culture, organizational design, performance management, and acquisition
integration. Among his priorities will be spearheading talent
recruitment, training, and development efforts and collaborating closely
with the management team in the creation and execution of business
strategy. Mr. Buffum will also provide insight and thought leadership to
FLIR Systems’ Board of Directors on compensation and succession planning.
Since 2008, Mr. Buffum worked at Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), a
$13 billion global manufacturer of industrial tools and household
hardware and provider of security products. Most recently, he served as
Vice President of Human Resources for Stanley Black & Decker’s Security
business unit, where he led a team of over one hundred global HR team
members and had responsibility for HR strategy and execution across a
9,500-employee organization. He previously held numerous HR leadership
roles at Stanley Black & Decker. Mr. Buffum started his career at
General Electric in 2003 as part of its Human Resources Leadership
Program and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and
Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Mr. Buffum will be based out of FLIR Systems’ Arlington, Virginia
“I’m excited to welcome Tony to the FLIR team,” said Jim Cannon,
President and CEO of FLIR. “Tony is an energetic thought leader who
brings deep expertise and broad perspective in human resources
operations, culture development, and talent management. He will be a
valuable partner to all FLIR team members in developing and successfully
executing our strategy.”
Paul Sale, FLIR Systems’ Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources
Officer, recently announced his resignation.
“I want to thank Paul for his HR leadership and stewardship over his
time at FLIR,” said Jim Cannon. “Paul was instrumental in ensuring a
smooth CEO transition, in executing realignment of our businesses, and
in driving positive cultural change across the company. We greatly
appreciate his contributions and wish him the best in his future
About FLIR Systems, Inc.
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. For more information,
please visit www.flir.com
and follow @flir.
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