Leadership Bios

James Cannon



James (“Jim”) Cannon serves as AM General’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Cannon has over 25 years of experience in leading global companies and creating transformational growth across the defense, security and industrial marketplace.

Prior to joining AM General, Cannon served as Chief Executive Officer of FLIR Systems, Inc. where he led this manufacturer of sensors and unmanned systems for military and industrial customers through a strategic transformation and ultimate sale to Teledyne Technologies, Inc. Prior to FLIR Systems, Cannon spent over 16 years at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. where he held various key leadership roles culminating in serving as President, Stanley Security for North America and Emerging Markets. Before joining Stanley, Cannon worked at Eaton Corporation where he led continuous improvement efforts for their truck transmission manufacturing facility. Cannon has served on various Boards of Directors including Lydall, Inc. where he served as Chairman of the Governance committee for over 4 years and currently sits on the Ouster, Inc. Advisory Board.

Cannon is a distinguished veteran having served in the U.S. Army for ten years as an Infantryman and Armor Officer and was deployed during Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and peace enforcement operations in Bosnia.

Cannon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Ryan DuRussel



As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Ryan DuRussel provides the executive oversight for all of AM General’s finance operations including accounting, financial planning and analysis, pricing, business operations and government compliance, and treasury services. In this role, DuRussel reports to AM General President and CEO, James Cannon and partners closely with the executive management team to support the company’s strategic priorities and broad array of business matters.

DuRussel has an extensive career as a results-driven financial leader. Prior to joining AM General, DuRussel spent over fourteen years at Stanley Black & Decker holding progressively larger executive roles, most recently serving as Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis where he led all aspects of their short-term & long-term financial planning including enterprise reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling to help drive business insights and management recommendations. Prior to his role as Vice President, Corporate FP&A, DuRussel served as CFO, Global Security, a nearly $2 billion business segment of Stanley Black & Decker with extensive international experience based in Brussels & London. DuRussel has also held leadership roles with Sun Chemical Corporation and GE – Aerospace.

DuRussel attended Michigan State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University - Chicago.

John P. Chadbourne

EXECUTIVE VP - Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) and Government Affairs


John Chadbourne joined AM General in July 2018. In his current role, John is responsible for the development and growth of the business through building relationships in the industry, identifying opportunities, and completing business deals. John also provides the executive oversight for development, execution, and communication of AM General’s customer-focused strategy with state and federal agencies. John strengthens AM General’s relationships with domestic and international customers, U.S. and state-level government and non- government agencies, and key international agencies to ensure alignment of customer priorities with AM General’s portfolio of products and services to drive revenue growth. He also provides the executive oversight for development and execution of AM General’s marketing efforts to strengthen AM General’s branding and positioning in the market as the global leader in military vehicle full life-cycle support. Additionally, John serves on the NDIA Board of Directors. 

Prior to joining AM General, John had a 30-year career as a Logistics Officer in the United States Army attaining the rank of Colonel where he gained extensive experience in logistics and program management. During his career, he led Logistics Units from platoon through brigade and held multiple staff positions, including the Director of Joint Logistics (J4) for all U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, and the Director of Materiel in the Headquarters of the Army, G8.

John holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from the University of North Georgia as well as a Master of Science Degree in Systems Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College. His professional qualifications include being designated a Certified Professional Logistician by the International Society of Logistics and Level II Program Management Certificate from the Defense Acquisition University. Chadbourne’s military education includes the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Airborne School, Support Operations Course, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.

Tricia Sherick



As Executive Vice President and General Counsel for AM General, Sherick contributes a depth of legal knowledge and experience in both the commercial and defense industry. In this role, Sherick reports to AM General President and CEO, Jim Cannon and works closely with the executive management team in providing legal guidance and insight to the overall business operations. She also provides her expert legal counsel to support current and future business growth opportunities.

Prior to joining AM General, she was a Partner with Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP in their Commercial Law, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Department and began her career there in 1999. During her tenure there, Sherick led the firm’s representation of General Motors in its historic 2009 bankruptcy. She also led efforts to implement a competency-based performance management system and served as the firm’s first Attorney Development and Recruitment Partner where she was responsible for the firm’s professional development and compensation programs for its non-equity attorneys. Sherick also co-led the firm’s Automotive and Commercial Transactions practice groups. During her tenure at Honigman, Sherick represented AM General in its commercial and defense-related transactions since 2005. Before joining Honigman, she began her career as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Patrick J. Duggan in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

Sherick has been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers since 2010, The Best Lawyers in America since 2011, DBusiness Top Lawyer (Commercial Law) since 2013 and in the Chambers and Partners legal publication. Crain’s Detroit Business named her as one of its 40 under 40 and Michigan Lawyers Weekly has recognized her as one of its Women in the Law to Watch. Sherick was also featured in Leading Lawyer’s Magazine and recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law.

Sherick earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Toledo College of Law where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and a B.A. in English Literature and Political Science, with honors and high distinction, from Ohio Northern University.

Sherick is a member of the Bar of the State of Michigan and a member of the Supreme Court for the State of Ohio. She is admitted to practice before the District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Mark A. Minne


Mark Minne is AM General’s Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. He served as vice president, human resources for AM General since 2013. Prior to this role he served as Director, Human Resources since 2001 and has been with AM General since 1998. He is responsible for the full range of human resource activities, including recruiting and retention, employee communications, employee relations and collective bargaining, compensation and benefits.

Prior to joining AM General, Minne was director, human resources for Shelter Components in Elkhart, Indiana. Minne’s career began in 1992 at National-Standard Company in Niles, Michigan, and progressed through several management positions which included benefits manager. Over his 21-year career, Minne has held a variety of human resource assignments in the automotive, defense, manufactured housing and RV industries. A graduate of the University at Notre Dame, he holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University at Notre Dame. In 1999, Minne earned the designation of Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).

Minne serves on the board for the Committee for the Advancement of Labor-Management Relations and the United Way of St. Joseph County. A native of Mishawaka, Indiana, he and his wife, Monica, and daughters Kayla and Rachel, now make their home in Granger, Indiana.

Ignacio Bonel



As Executive Vice President, Strategy & Supply Chain Management, Ignacio Bonel manages AM General’s strategic growth agenda including corporate strategy development and identification of acquisition opportunities. In addition to his oversight of strategy and corporate development, Ignacio manages AM General’s global Supply Chain Management group.

In this role, Bonel reports to AM General President and CEO, James Cannon and works closely with our executive management team in broad array of strategic initiatives that include identification of potential mergers and acquisitions as well as partnerships that align with the strategic priorities and growth paths that further position AM General as the global leader in advanced specialized ground vehicle systems and solutions. Additionally, he is responsible for Supply Chain Management and developing best-in-class supply chain relationships and processes.

Bonel has over 25 years of experience in the global automotive industry. Prior to joining AM General, Bonel gained extensive experience at Grupo Antolin, where he held multiple top executive leadership roles internationally in Strategy, Corporate Development, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Operations, Innovation, Business Development and Engineering. He also worked for Dana Corporation, a leading supplier in integrated drivetrain and electrified propulsion systems. Bonel was an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Burgos, Spain. Bonel holds an MBA from the Institute for Executive Development (IEDE), Spain, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Navarra, Spain, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Aided Engineering from Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom.