Sachin Lawande appointed to Cognex board of directors

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Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) today announced the appointment of Sachin S. Lawande, President and Chief Executive Officer of Visteon Corporation, to Cognex’s board of directors effective January 1, 2021. He is expected to serve on the Audit Committee.

“We are very excited about Sachin joining our board,” said Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Founder, Chairman and Chief Culture Officer of Cognex. “His current leadership of a large international corporation that serves the automotive industry, one of Cognex’s key markets, his deep knowledge of technology, his prior responsibilities for managing the design and manufacture of complex electronic products containing both hardware and software, and his experience on public boards are all valuable assets which will help Cognex going forward.”

Lawande has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Visteon Corporation (NASDAQ: VC), a leading global technology supplier of vehicle cockpit electronic products, since 2015. He currently serves on the board of directors of Visteon and previously served on the board of DXC Technology Company (NYSE: DXC). Prior to joining Visteon, Mr. Lawande was at then publicly held Harman International Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HAR) for 10 years, where he held a range of leadership positions including president of the company’s largest division with nearly $3 billion in annual sales.

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