People: Cognex Corp (CGNX.OQ)

CGNX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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29 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Shillman

67 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Culture Officer

Robert Willett

46 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Morin

64 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration

Anthony Sun

61 2010 Lead Independent Director

Patrick Alias

68 2006 Director

Theodor Krantz

71 2007 Independent Director

Jeffrey Miller

57 2010 Independent Director

J. Bruce Robinson

72 2013 Independent Director

Reuben Wasserman

84 1990 Independent Director

Susan Conway

Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Shillman

Dr. Robert J. Shillman is 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 is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cognex Corp. Mr. Willett has served as a director and as the Chief Executive Officer since March 16, 2011. Mr. Willett joined Cognex in 2008 as President of the Modular Vision Systems Division, and was promoted in 2010 to President and Chief Operating Officer. 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 prior to that as President of Videojet Technologies. Mr. Willett also served as Chief Executive Officer of Willett International Ltd., a coding and marking company which was sold to Danaher and merged with Videojet. He holds a B.A. from Brown University, and an M.B.A. from Yale University.

Richard Morin

Mr. Richard A. Morin is 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 Cognex Corp. 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 is a Director of Cognex Corp, 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 over 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 from IEP in Europe, 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.

Theodor Krantz

Mr. Theodor Krantz is an Independent Director of Cognex Corp., since May 2007. Mr. Krantz has been Vice President of Airmar Technology Corporation since May 2011, and previously was President from 2000. He served as President, and later Chief Executive Officer, of Velcro Industries from 1984 to 1999. Mr. Krantz also serves, and has served for more than ten years, 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 is an Independent Director of Cognex Corp., since July 28, 2010. Mr. Miller is the former President of Markem Corporation, a global provider of product identification solutions, where he spent a 27-year career. In 2006, he managed the sale of the then-private company to Dover Corporation. Mr. Miller retired from Markem in 2008. Mr. Miller has served on numerous non-profit boards and local government agencies and commissions, and continues to devote time in an advisory and board capacity to non-profit organizations. Mr. Miller serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of two private companies. He holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

J. Bruce Robinson

Mr. J. Bruce Robinson is Independent Director of Cognex Corp. Mr. Robinson, age 71, has served as a consultant to Zygo Corporation, a worldwide supplier of optical metrology instruments, precision optics, and electro-optical design and manufacturing services (“Zygo”), since January 2010. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Robinson held various roles with Zygo, including Chief Executive Officer from June 2009 to January 2010; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from December 2006 to June 2009; Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer from November 2000 to December 2006; President and Chief Executive Officer from November 1999 to November 2000; and President from February 1999 to November 1999. Previously, he spent 25 years with The Foxboro Company, where his most recent positions were President Worldwide Operations from 1996 to 1999 and President of European Operations from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Robinson served as a director of Zygo from 2000 to 2010.

Reuben Wasserman

Mr. Reuben Wasserman is an Independent Director of Cognex Corp., since 1990. Mr. Wasserman has been an independent business consultant serving high-technology corporations and venture capital firms, and has served on numerous boards, since 1985. Prior to 1985, he was Vice President of Strategic Planning for Gould Electronics, Inc. Mr. Wasserman also serves as a member of the Board of Overseers of Lahey Clinic. During the past five years, Mr. Wasserman served as a member of the Board of Directors of AMR, Inc., the Advisory Board for the Threshold Program at Lesley University, and the Advisory Council Board of Scripps Florida Research Institution.

Susan Conway

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Shillman

641,751

Robert Willett

1,626,400

Richard Morin

1,066,620

Anthony Sun

--

Patrick Alias

186,115

Theodor Krantz

--

Jeffrey Miller

--

J. Bruce Robinson

--

Reuben Wasserman

--

Susan Conway

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Robert Shillman

483,100 2,993,103

Robert Willett

325,000 5,770,380

Richard Morin

311,526 2,176,733

Anthony Sun

0 0

Patrick Alias

149,933 1,895,037

Theodor Krantz

0 0

Jeffrey Miller

0 0

J. Bruce Robinson

0 0

Reuben Wasserman

0 0

Susan Conway

0 0
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