Flir appoints COO of government systems division

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Thomas Surran has been appointed chief operating officer of Flir Systems' government systems division, after William Sundermeier announced his resignation from the company. Surran was president of the company's commercial systems division and will assume responsibility for Flir's global commercial and government operations.

‘I want to thank Bill for his tremendous contributions to Flir,’ commented Andy Teich, Flir's CEO. ‘He has been an instrumental part of Flir's growth and evolution over the past 19 years, from his early days in product management through his leadership of our government systems business for the past eight years. We will miss his deep experience and perspective.’

Surran first joined Flir with the acquisition of Indigo Systems in 2004, and served as general manager of the company's commercial vision systems business until 2007. He rejoined Flir in 2009 and has since held several roles including vice president and general manager of Raymarine, a Flir company, as well as president of the Flir's commercial systems division.

‘Tom is a veteran executive and leader with demonstrated experience in all aspects of operations. He has successfully led three Flir operations over the past 10 years, and I am confident in his ability to continue that success in this expanded role,’ Teich concluded.

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