South Bend-based HUMVEE maker AM General has named Jim Cannon chief executive officer. Cannon most recently served as CEO of Oregon-based FLIR Systems, a manufacturer of thermal imaging cameras and sensors for military and industrial customers.

He succeeds Andy Hove, who served in the role for five years.

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).