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Cognex Corporation

One Vision Drive
Natick, MA 01760
United States
508-650-3000
http://www.cognex.com

SectorTechnology
IndustryScientific & Technical Instruments
Full Time Employees1,421

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedAge
Dr. Robert J. ShillmanFounder, Exec. Chairman and Chief Culture Officer418.92kN/A70
Mr. Robert J. WillettCEO, Pres, Exec. Director and Pres of Modular Vision Systems Division949.6k8.84M49
Mr. Richard A. MorinSec.612.96k3.45M67
Mr. John J. CurranChief Financial Officer and Sr. VP of Fin.N/AN/A51
Ms. Susan ConwaySr. Director of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.

Description

Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate tasks primarily in manufacturing processes worldwide. The company offers machine vision products, which are used to automate the manufacturing and tracking of discrete items, such as mobile phones, aspirin bottles, and automobile tires by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. Its products include VisionPro, a software suite that provides various vision tools for programming; displacement sensors with vision software for use in 3D application; In-Sight vision systems that perform various vision tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; In-Sight vision sensors; ID products, which are used for reading codes that are applied on discrete items during the manufacturing process, as well as have applications in logistics automation for package sorting and distribution; DataMan barcode readers; barcode verifiers; vision-enabled mobile terminals for industrial barcode reading applications; and barcode scanning software development kits. The company sells its products through direct sales force, as well as through a network of distributors and integrators. Cognex Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.

Corporate Governance

Cognex Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of August 1, 2017 is 7. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 6; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 4.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.