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Cognex names Willett President of its Modular Vision Systems division

Cognex Corporation announced that Robert Willett has joined the company as President of its Modular Vision Systems Division (MVSD). Mr. Willett will report to Cognex Chairman and CEO, Dr. Robert J. Shillman. As President of MVSD, Mr. Willett will oversee the largest operating division at Cognex which generates nearly 90% of the company's annual revenue. The Modular Vision Systems Division designs, develops and manufactures vision systems, sensors, and ID readers that are used to automate the manufacture of a wide range of discrete products and to assure their quality. Willett comes to Cognex from Danaher Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of industrial controls and technologies with annual revenues of more than $10 billion. At Danaher, Mr. Willett served as Group Vice President of Business Development and Innovation for the Product Identification business group. For more information, visit