FLIR Systems is the world’s largest commercial company specializing in the design and production of thermal imaging cameras, components and imaging sensors. Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, United States, and founded in 1978. The company makes thermal cameras and components for a wide variety of commercial and government applications. FLIR is a component of the S&P 500 index with annual revenues in excess of $1.5 billion annually as of 2014. In the spring of 2013, Andrew C. Teich became FLIR’s chief executive officer and president after the retirement of Earl Lewis. FLIR employs 2,741 people worldwide.