PLEASANTON, Calif., March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services, today announced that Glenn Hewson has been named its senior vice president of global marketing. He will lead the company's product management, product marketing and marketing teams on a world wide basis. As a seasoned technology industry executive, Hewson brings more than 25 years of product line and marketing experience as well as a track record of building high-performance teams to Adept. Most recently he served as vice president of global marketing for Avure Technologies where he reinvigorated the marketing process, introduced new products that became significant revenue contributors and partnered with the sales team to grow operations worldwide. He has a strong foundation from IBM and previous to Avure, served in leadership roles at several Gores Group portfolio companies. "Glenn's unique blend of managing product strategy through the growth curve with organizations ranging from mid-tier to large enterprise will be invaluable to Adept as we reinvigorate our product lines and continue to expand our business into key vertical markets," said Rob Cain, president and chief executive officer. "Glenn is an excellent fit with our leadership team and has been acting in a advisory capacity at Adept since November. We are pleased to welcome him officially to our executive staff." "I'm very pleased to be joining the Adept organization," stated Hewson. "Adept has a strong history of both product and thought-leadership in robotics. I look forward to helping to increase our market share through the development and launch of innovative products and services that will add value to our customers." About Adept Technology, Inc. Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and 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.