FLIR Systems, an industrial technology company focused on intelligent sensing solutions for defense, industrial, and commercial applications, has appointed Sonia Galindo senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, and chief ethics and compliance officer. Galindo will assume a key role on the executive team, reporting to President and CEO Jim Cannon and providing leadership and management of all legal and compliance matters in support of the company’s business objectives. 

Galindo will lead FLIR’s global legal team and serve as the primary legal advisor to senior management and to its board of directors. She will have responsibility for all legal issues worldwide, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, intellectual property, export-import, data privacy, cybersecurity, ligation, employee law, and other matters that arise in course of business at FLIR. In addition, she will manage legal corporate matters, including SEC filings and reports, commercial contracts, and legal aspects of ITAR and global trade compliance.

Galindo joins FLIR from Rosetta Stone, an education technology software company, where she served as general counsel and corporate secretary since 2015. During her legal career, which started at the Securities and Exchange Commission and included private practice at a large national law firm, Galindo has spent the last 14 years providing legal counsel at multiple international publicly traded companies with increased responsibilities and capacity. Earlier in her career, she worked at Keurig Green Mountain as vice president, associate general counsel, and secretary, and as associate counsel and assistant secretary at McCormick & Company.