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Cognex Corp (CGNX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Shillman

70 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Culture Officer

Robert Willett

49 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Curran

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Anthony Sun

64 2010 Lead Independent Director

Patrick Alias

71 2016 Independent Director

Eugene Banucci

73 2015 Independent Director

Karl Krantz

74 2007 Independent Director

Jeffrey Miller

60 2010 Independent Director

J. Bruce Robinson

74 2013 Independent Director

Jerry Schneider

68 2016 Independent Director

Susan Conway

Senior Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Shillman

Dr. Robert J. Shillman is a Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Culture Officer of Cognex Corporation. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and as an executive officer of Cognex since the company’s founding in 1981. Dr. Shillman was Chief Executive Officer of Cognex from 1981 through March 2011, at which time, and upon his recommendation, Mr. Willett was promoted to fill that role. During the past five years, Dr. Shillman has not served as a member of the Board of Directors of another publicly held company or of a registered investment company. We believe Dr. Shillman’s qualifications for sitting on our Board of Directors include his 36 years of executive leadership experience building Cognex into the world’s largest and most successful company that specializes in machine vision.

Robert Willett

Mr. Robert J. Willett serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the ompany. Mr. Willett has served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Cognex since 2011. Mr. Willett joined our company in 2008 as President of the Modular Vision Systems Division, and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010. He came to Cognex from Danaher Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of industrial controls and technologies, where he served as Vice President of Business Development and Innovation for the Product Identification Business Group and as President of Videojet Technologies, a leader in coding and marking products. Prior to that, Mr. Willett served as Chief Executive Officer of Willett International Ltd., a coding and marking company that was sold to Danaher and merged with Videojet. During the past five years, Mr. Willett has not served as a member of the Board of Directors of another publicly held company or of a registered investment company. He holds a B.A. from Brown University, and an M.B.A. from Yale University.

John Curran

Mr. John J. Curran is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He also serves as principal financial officer and principal accounting officer of the Company. Mr. Curran joined the Company in September 2016 as Senior Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Curran had a 21-year career at EMC Corporation, a company that manages businesses involved in the transformation of information technology, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. Prior to that, he was Interim CFO for Pivotal, Inc., a $200 million subsidiary of EMC focusing on application and data infrastructure software, agile development services and data science consulting. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and an MBA from Babson College.

Anthony Sun

Mr. Anthony Sun is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sun served as a managing general partner and Chief Executive Officer of Venrock Associates, a venture capital partnership, from 1997 until his retirement in 2010. He began his tenure at Venrock in 1979 and was a general partner from 1980 to 1997. Mr. Sun also serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of several private companies. During the past five years, he served as a director of Keynote Systems, Inc. (KEYN) when it was a publicly held company. We believe Mr. Sun’s qualifications for sitting on our Board of Directors include his executive experience, his expertise in the high-technology industry, particularly having served as a member of the Board of Directors of more than a dozen public high tech companies in the past, and the deep understanding of our company that he has acquired through service on our Board.

Patrick Alias

Mr. Patrick A. Alias is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Alias has served as Senior Vice President of Cognex since April 2005, and previously was Executive Vice President from 1991 through April 2005. Prior to joining Cognex, Mr. Alias spent more than 20 years in various high-technology management positions in Europe, Japan and the United States. He holds Master’s Degrees in Electronics, Mathematics and Economics, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. During the past five years, Mr. Alias has not served as a member of the Board of Directors of another publicly held company or of a registered investment company. We believe Mr. Alias’s qualifications for sitting on our Board of Directors include his four decades of experience working with high-technology companies, including nearly fifteen years as our company’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, and his extensive management experience.

Eugene Banucci

Dr. Eugene Banucci is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Banucci is the founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ATMI, Inc. (ATMI), a publicly held company that was acquired by Entegris, Inc. (ENTG) in 2014. Dr. Banucci served as Chief Executive Officer of ATMI from its founding in 1986 until the beginning of 2005. Prior to starting ATMI, he held management positions at General Electric Company and American Cyanamid Company. Dr. Banucci has served on numerous boards; in particular, from 2003 through 2010, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Zygo Corporation (ZIGO), a publicly held company that was also acquired in 2014. He currently serves as Lead Director on the Board of Clean Harbors, Inc. (CLH), a publicly held company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Dr. Banucci holds a B.A. in Chemistry from Beloit College and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Wayne State University. We believe Dr. Banucci’s qualifications for sitting on our Board of Directors include his experience in developing and managing high-technology companies and his participation in other public company boards.

Karl Krantz

Mr. Karl Theodor Krantz serves as an Independent Director of Cognex Corporation. Mr. Krantz has been Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Airmar Technology Corporation since May 2011, and previously served as President from 2000 to 2011. He was President, and later Chief Executive Officer, of Velcro Industries from 1984 to 1999. For more than 10 years, Mr. Krantz has been serving as a member of the Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of Hitchiner Manufacturing Company and Control Air, Inc. Mr. Krantz holds a B.A. from Princeton University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. We believe Mr. Krantz’s qualifications for sitting on our Board of Directors include his extensive executive leadership experience and his accounting and financial management expertise.

Jeffrey Miller

Mr. Jeffrey B. Miller is an Independent Director of Cognex Corporation. Mr. Miller is the former President of Markem Corporation, a leading global provider of product identification and traceability solutions. In 2006, he managed the sale of the then-private company to Dover Corporation. Mr. Miller retired from Markem in 2008, after a 27-year career. He has served on numerous non-profit boards and local government agencies and commissions, and continues to devote significant time in an advisory and board capacity to non-profit organizations. Mr. Miller is a member of the Boards of Directors of two private companies. During the past five years, he has not served as a member of the Board of Directors of another publicly held company or of a registered investment company. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. We believe Mr. Miller’s qualifications for sitting on our Board of Directors include his industry and executive leadership experience.

J. Bruce Robinson

Mr. J. Bruce Robinson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Robinson is the former Chief Executive Officer (from 1999 to 2010) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (from 2000 to 2009) of then publicly held company Zygo Corporation (ZIGO), a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments, precision optics, and electro-optical design and manufacturing services. He was a consultant to Zygo from 2010 to 2014. Zygo was acquired in 2014. Previously, Mr. Robinson spent 25 years with The Foxboro Company. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada. We believe Mr. Robinson’s qualifications for sitting on our Board of Directors include his executive experience and his expertise in the high-technology industry.

Jerry Schneider

Mr. Jerry A. Schneider is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schneider has been an independent business and financial consultant since 2014. From 2004 to 2013, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Vistage International, a private equity-owned CEO peer-advisory membership company with over 20,000 members. Prior to Vistage, Mr. Schneider spent seven years at Fresenius Medical Care—North America (FMS), a global dialysis service and products company, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and later as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning. Between 1994 and 1997, Mr. Schneider was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of then publicly held GranCare, Inc. (GC), a healthcare company in the long-term care, assisted living and institutional pharmacy business. Mr. Schneider serves on a number of other for-profit and non-profit boards. During the past five years, he has not served as a member of the Board of Directors of another publicly held company or of a registered investment company. Mr. Schneider received his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of California at Berkeley. He is an inactive CPA and attorney in the State of California. We believe Mr. Schneider’s qualifications for sitting on our Board of Directors include his executive experience and his accounting, legal and financial management expertise.

Susan Conway

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Shillman

16,269

Robert Willett

2,066,720

John Curran

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Anthony Sun

204,813

Patrick Alias

489,862

Eugene Banucci

284,550

Karl Krantz

213,663

Jeffrey Miller

207,613

J. Bruce Robinson

209,263

Jerry Schneider

269,450

Susan Conway

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As Of  30 Dec 2016