Adept Technology Names John Villadsen Vice President of Global Operations

Adept Technology Names John Villadsen Vice President of Global Operations  PLEASANTON, Calif., April 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced that John Villadsen has joined the company as Vice President of Global Operations.  "John Villadsen comes to Adept with more than 20 years of experience managing companies' operations, establishing global supply chains, and implementing lean practices worldwide," said Rob Cain, Adept president and CEO. "He is a hands-on leader focused on profitability and scalability. We welcome him to the Adept team and look forward to benefitting from his contributions and insight."  Prior to Adept, Villadsen was general manager at Moquin Press in Belmont, California. He has also been senior vice president of global operations for Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing (GES); vice president of global operations for Aviza Technology; and vice president of operations for VA Linux Systems.  About Adept Technology, Inc.     Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including medical, electronics, food and semiconductor; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at www.adept.com.                                      # # #  All trade names are either trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.  CONTACT: Media Contact:                   Terry Hannon          Adept Technology, Inc.          925-245-3428          terry.hannon@adept.com                   -or-                   Tracy Getz          Getz PR, LLC          541-928-8996          tracy@getzpr.com                   Financial Contact:                   Seth Halio          Adept Technology, Inc.          925-245-3400          seth.halio@adept.com  Adept Technology Logo  
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