FLIR Systems Announces Hiring of Chief Marketing Officer

FLIR Systems Announces Hiring of Chief Marketing Officer 
WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/14 --  FLIR Systems, Inc.
(NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that Travis Merrill will join the
Company in the newly-created position of Senior Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer. Reporting to CEO Andy Teich, Merrill will be
tasked with developing and leading FLIR's global marketing and brand
building efforts. Mr. Merrill served most recently as Vice President
of Marketing for Samsung Electronics America, where he led the GALAXY
Tab marketing initiatives from 2011 to 2014. Previously, he held
various strategy and marketing roles for Samsung in Korea and in the
U.S., as well as various leadership positions at Covad Communications
and at U.S. West (now CenturyLink). Mr. Merrill received his BA magna
cum laude from Wabash College, an MS in Telecommunications from the
University of Colorado Boulder, and an MBA from Harvard Business
School. 
"We are delighted to welcome Travis to our team. With the recent
introduction of the FLIR One iPhone thermal camera accessory and the
low-cost Lepton thermal micro-camera core, we expect FLIR's customer
base and market breadth to expand rapidly into markets where
effective brand-building and world class marketing will create
significant value. Travis brings tremendous experience in these
critical areas and we look forward to having him as a part of the
management team," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR.  
About FLIR Systems 
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and
marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness.
FLIR's advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of
thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications,
including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition
monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development,
manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction,
transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental
monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and
explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit
FLIR's web site at www.FLIR.com.  
Forward-Looking Statements 
The statements in this release by Andy Teich are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current
expectations, estimates, and projections about FLIR's business based,
in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties
that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results
may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such
forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the
following: the ability to manufacture and deliver the systems
referenced in this release, changes in pricing of FLIR's products,
changing demand for FLIR's products, product mix, the impact of
competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical
components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of
FLIR to manufacture and ship products in a timely manner, FLIR's
continuing compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations,
and other risks discussed from time to time in FLIR's Securities and
Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements
could be affected by general industry and market conditions and
growth rates, and general domestic and international economic
conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date
on which they are made and FLIR does not undertake any obligation to
update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or
circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to
this document by wire services or Internet service providers. 
Company Contact:
Shane Harrison
+1 503.498.3547
www.flir.com 
 
 
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