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Cognex Corp (CGNX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Shillman

69 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Culture Officer

Robert Willett

48 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Morin

66 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration

Anthony Sun

63 2010 Lead Independent Director

Patrick Alias

70 2006 Director

Eugene Banucci

72 2015 Director

Jerry Schneider

68 2016 Director

Theodor Krantz

73 2007 Independent Director

Jeffrey Miller

59 2010 Independent Director

J. Bruce Robinson

73 2013 Independent Director

Susan Conway

Senior Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Shillman

Dr. Robert J. Shillman serves as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Culture Officer of Cognex Corp. He is the founder of Cognex. 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.

Robert Willett

Mr. Robert J. Willett serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cognex Corp. Mr. Willett 48, 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.

Richard Morin

Mr. Richard A. Morin serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration of Cognex Corp. Mr. Morin is responsible for the company's Finance, Investor Relations, Information Technology, Facilities, Tax, Treasury, Legal, and Corporate Employee Services departments. Mr. Morin joined Cognex in 1999 after 10 years as Chief Financial Officer for C & K Components, Inc., an international manufacturer of electronic components and security systems. Mr. Morin also served as Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance for Jamesbury Corporation. He holds a BA in Economics and Accounting from The College of the Holy Cross, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Anthony Sun

Mr. Anthony Sun is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sun has served as a director since 1982. Mr. Sun served as a managing general partner of Venrock Associates, a venture capital partnership, from 1997 until his retirement in 2009, and previously was a general partner from 1980. Mr. Sun also serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Keynote Systems, Inc. (KEYN) and several private companies.

Patrick Alias

Mr. Patrick A. Alias serves as Director of the Company. Patrick A. Alias has served as a director since 2001. 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. .

Eugene Banucci

Dr. Eugene Banucci is Director of the Company. Dr. Banucci is the founder and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ATMI, Inc., a public company that was acquired by Entegris in 2014. ATMI was a supplier of specialty materials used in advanced high-technology manufacturing. Dr. Banucci served as Chief Executive Officer of ATMI, Inc. from its founding in 1986 until the beginning of 2005. From 2003 until February 2010, he served as a Director of Zygo Corporation, a public company that was also acquired in 2014. He also serves on the board of directors of public company Clean Harbors, Inc., as well as the boards of a number of private companies including EOS Climate and Cambrios Technologies Corporation. Dr. Banucci holds a BA from Beloit College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Wayne State University.

Jerry Schneider

Mr. Jerry A. Schneider is Director of the Company. Mr. Schneider, age 68, is a business consultant and the former Chief Financial Officer of Vistage International, a CEO peer-advisory membership company, from 2004 to 2013. Prior to Vistage, Mr. Schneider was the Chief Financial Officer of Fresenius Medical Care—North America, a dialysis service and products company, from 1997 to 2004. Later he served as a Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning for Fresenius. Prior to Fresenius, Mr. Schneider was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GranCare, Inc., a healthcare company in the long-term care, assisted living and institutional pharmacy business, from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Schneider received his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School and graduated with honors from the University of California at Berkeley where he received a BS in Accounting.

Theodor Krantz

Mr. Theodor Krantz serves as an Independent Director of Cognex Corp., since May 2007. 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.

Jeffrey Miller

Mr. Jeffrey B. Miller serves as an Independent Director of Cognex Corp., since July 28, 2010. Mr. Miller is the former President of Markem Corporation, a leading global provider of product identification 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.

J. Bruce Robinson

Mr. J. Bruce Robinson serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Robinson has served as a director since 2013. 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.

Susan Conway

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Robert Shillman

483,100 2,993,103

Robert Willett

150,000 4,005,100

Richard Morin

253,500 2,253,333

Anthony Sun

0 0

Patrick Alias

149,933 1,895,037

Eugene Banucci

0 0

Jerry Schneider

0 0

Theodor Krantz

0 0

Jeffrey Miller

0 0

J. Bruce Robinson

0 0

Susan Conway

0 0