John Petry

John Petry

Director of Marketing, Vision Software - Cognex

John Petry has been in the machine vision industry with Cognex for over 30 years, half in Engineering and half in Product Marketing.  He is currently responsible for Cognex's vision software business, which includes OEM-focused product lines as well as VisionPro software for general factory automation and robot guidance in automotive, pharmaceuticals, and electronics applications around the world. In addition, John is leading the marketing and roadmap for Cognex's new Deep Learning vision product line, which complements Cognex's existing vision product lines with tools for robot guidance, inspection, and character recognition.

Previously John led the marketing efforts for Cognex's Consumer Electronics and OLED Display solutions business in China, Korea, Japan and Vietnam. He has also been responsible for marketing of vision-guided robotics products, semiconductor manufacturing, and ID systems, and previously worked in Tokyo at Cognex's Japan office.