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Cognex Corporation (CGNX)

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Cognex Corporation

One Vision Drive
Natick, MA 01760-2059
United States
508 650 3000

IndustryScientific & Technical Instruments
Full Time Employees2,055

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Robert J. WillettCEO, Pres & Exec. Director185.12k49.11M1968
Dr. Robert J. ShillmanFounder, Chairman Emeritus & Adviser116.7kN/A1947
Mr. Paul D. TodghamSr. VP of Fin. & CFO1.1MN/A1976
Ms. Sheila M. DiPalma CPAExec. VP of Employee Services & Corp. Officer543.8k2.88M1967
Mr. Carl W. Gerst IIIExec. VP of Vision, ID Products & Platforms534.79k2.86M1968
Ms. Laura Ann MacDonaldVP & Corp. Controller447.7k2.67M1969
Ms. Susan ConwaySr. Director of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Todd KeebaugVP of Legal ServicesN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Robin PrattCorp. Communications ContractorN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Didier LacroixSr. VP Worldwide Sales & MarketingN/AN/AN/A
Amounts are as of December 31, 2020 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.


Cognex Corporation provides machine vision products that capture and analyze visual information in order to automate manufacturing and distribution tasks worldwide. Its machine vision products are used to automate the manufacturing and tracking of discrete items, including mobile phones, aspirin bottles, and automobile tires by locating, identifying, inspecting, and measuring them during the manufacturing or distribution process. The company offers VisionPro software, a suite of patented vision tools for advanced programming; Cognex Designer that allows customers to build vision applications with a graphical, flowchart-based programming environment; and Cognex deep learning vision software. It also provides a range of inspection tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; and vision sensors for vision applications, such as checking the presence and size of parts; the In-Sight product line of vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company offers ID products comprising DataMan image-based barcode readers and barcode verifiers. It sells its products to consumer electronics, automotive, consumer products, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices industries, as well as through a network of distributors and integrators. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.

Corporate Governance

Cognex Corporation’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of June 30, 2021 is 6. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 7; Shareholder Rights: 7; Compensation: 5.

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.