Cognex announces resignation of James Hoffmaster

MARCH 28--James F. Hoffmaster, who held the position of president and chief operating officer, has resigned from Cognex (Natick, MA, USA; www.cognex.com) to pursue other interests.

Mar 28th, 2007

MARCH 28--James F. Hoffmaster, who held the position of president and chief operating officer, has resigned from Cognex (Natick, MA, USA; www.cognex.com) to pursue other interests. Robert J. Shillman, Cognex chief executive officer and chairman, will immediately assume Hoffmaster's day-to-day responsibilities until a successor is found.

"Jim is a highly intelligent, personable, and energetic professional," commented Shillman. "During his six years at Cognex he made a number of valuable contributions including reorganizing the company into business units, putting in place product design and manufacturing processes that improved the quality of our products, and successfully closing the DVT acquisition in 2005 and integrating its operations into our company. We thank him for his accomplishments, and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors."

Hoffmaster joined Cognex in June 2001 as executive vice president and chief operating officer, and he was promoted to president in August 2004.

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