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Willett Named Cognex CEO

Photonics.com
Jun 2011
NATICK, Mass., June 28, 2011 — Robert Willett, the Cognex Corp. president and chief operating officer, has been promoted to chief executive officer, the company has announced.

Willett will continue to report to Dr. Robert J. Shillman, who remains as the company’s chairman of the board and who has taken on the newly created role of chief culture officer.

In his new role, Willett will be responsible for the company’s global finance and administration functions. In his most recent roles, he was responsible for sales, marketing, product development and operations for the company Modular Vision Systems Div. and Surface Inspection Systems Div.

Cognex designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of products that incorporate machine vision technology. Products include bar-code readers, and machine vision sensors and systems.

For more information, visit: www.cognex.com  


GLOSSARY
machine vision
Interpretation of an image of an object or scene through the use of optical noncontact sensing mechanisms for the purpose of obtaining information and/or controlling machines or processes.
Americasbar-code readersBusinessCognexEmploymentimagingmachine visionmachine vision sensorsMachine vision technologyMassachusettsModular Vision Systems Div.Robert J. ShillmanRobert WillettSensors & DetectorsSurface Inspection Systems Div.

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