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Adept appoints senior executives

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Pleasanton, Ca., USA - August 15, 2013, Pleasanton, Ca., USA - Adept Technology, Inc., a provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services, announced the appointment of four executives to its leadership team.

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Larry Anderson joins Adept as Vice President of Mobile Sales.

Mr. Anderson has responsibility for executing the company's mobile robot strategy on a worldwide basis. He comes to Adept with more than 25 years of high tech Sales and Sales Management experience, most recently with Aehr Test Systems as their Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Prior to Aehr, he held several senior sales management roles within Cymer, Advantest/Verigy, FormFactor, and Komag.

Merrill Apter joins Adept as the Vice President of North American Sales where he is responsible for driving sales in North America and expanding the company's distribution channels in Mexico and Canada.

Mr. Apter has more than 20 years of sales, business development and marketing management experience in high technology, industrial OEM and capital equipment. Prior to joining Adept he served as Vice President of Sales for Americas at Telesis Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of industrial marking and engraving equipment.

Terry Hannon joins Adept as Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Strategy.

Mr. Hannon is responsible for developing the company's long term strategy and product roadmaps. Most recently he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NP Photonics, Inc. Prior to this he held leadership roles as Executive Vice President at XSiL and Vice President and General Manager at Coherent Inc.

Hai Chang has been promoted to Vice President of Asia and Strategic programs where he oversees the company's operations in Asia, Oceania, and South America.

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