People: Cognex Corp (CGNX.OQ)
10 Jul 2014
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.
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