Seit der Gründung von Cognex im Jahr 1981 erlangte Dr. Shillman zunehmend internationale Anerkennung für seinen einzigartigen "Work hard/Play hard"-Managementstil. Vom Inc. Magazine wurde er 1990 zum „Entrepreneur of the Year“ gekürt, 1992 erhielt er vom amerikanischen Verband für industrielle Bildverarbeitung (Automated Imaging Association) eine Leistungsauszeichnung für seinen Führungsstil und 2005 wurde er mit dem „North American SEMI Award“ für seine Beiträge zur Halbleiterindustrie ausgezeichnet. Dr. Shillman besitzt folgende Diplome: ein „B.S.E.E.“ von der Northeastern University sowie ein „M.S.E.E.“ und einen „Ph.D.“ vom Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Vorsitzender und Chief Executive Officer
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Willett oversees all aspects of strategy and operations for Cognex Corporation. Mr. Willett came to Cognex in 2008 from Danaher Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of industrial controls and technologies, where he served as Vice President of Business Development and Innovation for the company's Product Identification business group. Prior to that Mr. Willett was President of Videojet Technologies, a leader in coding and marking products, which is a subsidiary of Danaher. Mr. Willett also served as Chief Executive Officer of Willett International Ltd., a $125 million privately owned coding company with 30 wholly owned sales companies around the world, which he sold to Danaher in 2003 and which was merged with Videojet. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from Yale University. Mr. Willett currently serves on the Board of Clean Harbors, Inc, a publicly held company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Senior VP Corporate Employee Services und Corporate Officer
As Senior Vice President of Corporate Employee Services, Ms. DiPalma is responsible for talent recruitment, compensation, benefits, payroll and employee development for Cognex, and oversees the wide array of programs designed to enhance and preserve the company’s unique corporate culture. Ms. DiPalma joined Cognex in 1992 as Senior Reporting Accountant. She served for more than 20 years in a series of increasingly responsible roles in the Finance Department, including six years as Cognex Treasurer, before transitioning to Corporate Employee Services in 2016. Prior to joining Cognex, Ms. DiPalma was a member of the audit firm at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She holds a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College, a M.S. in Taxation from Bentley College, and is a Certified Public Accountant.