Adept Technology Inc. of Livermore, Calif., a leading provider of intelligent automation software for motion and vision-guided robotics systems and services, has announced that John Dulchinos has been named chief executive officer to succeed Robert Bucher, who has been named executive chairman of the board of directors. Dulchinos remains president of Adept and has also been elected to serve as a member of the company's board. Michael Kelly, Adept's current chairman of the board, will continue to serve on the board in the position of lead independent director. Dulchinos joined Adept Technology in 1987, four years after the company was founded. He has held several senior management positions including vice president of global sales and marketing, vice president of robotics, vice president of worldwide sales, vice president of North American Sales and most recently, president and chief operating officer.