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Cognex Corporation (0I14.L)

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Cognex Corporation

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

Full-time employees2,257

Key executives

NameTitlePayExercisedYear born
Mr. Robert J. WillettCEO, Pres & Exec. Director4.35MN/A1968
Dr. Robert J. ShillmanFounder, Chairman Emeritus & Adviser216.05kN/A1947
Mr. Paul D. TodghamSr. VP of Fin. & CFO881.31kN/A1977
Ms. Sheila M. DiPalma CPAExec. VP of Employee Services & Chief Culture Officer722.25kN/A1967
Mr. Carl W. Gerst IIIExec. VP of Vision, ID Products & Platforms762.15k3.79M1968
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
Mr. E. John McGarrySr. VP of R&DN/AN/A1957
Amounts are as of 31 December 2021, and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay includes 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; QuickBuild that allows customers to build vision applications with a graphical, flowchart-based programming interface; and Cognex deep learning vision software. It also provides a range of inspection tasks, including part location, identification, measurement, assembly verification, and robotic guidance; vision sensors for vision applications, such as checking the presence and size of parts; and the In-Sight product line of vision systems and sensors. In addition, the company offers DataMan, an 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. Cognex Corporation was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts.

Corporate governance

Cognex Corporation’s ISS governance QualityScore as of 31 July 2022 is 5. The pillar scores are Audit: 5; Board: 3; Shareholder rights: 6; Compensation: 6.

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 10 indicates higher governance risk.