Pleasanton-based Adept Technology has appointed four executives to its leadership team, who will be instrumental in the development and execution of the company's growth strategy.
Larry Anderson has been named vice president of mobile sales, with responsibility for executing the company's mobile robot strategy on a worldwide basis. He has over 25 years of high-tech sales and sales management experience, most recently with Aehr Test Systems as their vice president of worldwide sales.
Previously, Anderson held several senior sales management roles within Cymer, Advantest/Verigy, FormFactor and Komag.
Merrill Apter has been named vice president of North American sales, where he will be responsible for increasing sales and also expanding the company's distribution channels in Mexico and Canada. He has more than 20 years of sales, business development and marketing management experience in high technology, industrial OEM, and capital equipment.
Prior to joining the company, Apter served as vice president of sales for Americas at Telesis Technologies, a manufacturer of industrial marking and engraving equipment.
Terry Hannon has been named vice president of business development and corporate strategy, responsible for developing the company's long-term strategy. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of NP Photonics. Earlier, he held leadership roles as executive vice president at XSiL and VP and general manager at Coherent.
Hai Chang has been promoted to vice president of Asia and strategic programs, where he will oversee the company's operations in Asia, Oceania and South America.
Chang most recently served as the company's director of sales for the Americas and was also responsible for establishing its subsidiary in China.
The company headquarters are at 5960 Inglewood Drive in Pleasanton.