Adept Technology Hires Vice President of North American Sales for Fixed Robotics

"Brian McMorris brings to Adept more than 20 years of experience in the automation industry, successfully cultivating companies' sales and distribution teams, developing strategic marketing plans, and consistently exceeding revenue goals"

Pleasanton, Calif., July 27, 2015 - Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a

leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and
services, announced today that it has hired Brian McMorris as Vice President
of North American Sales for Fixed Robotics.

"Brian McMorris brings to Adept more than 20 years of experience in the
automation industry, successfully cultivating companies' sales and
distribution teams, developing strategic marketing plans, and consistently
exceeding revenue goals," said Rob Cain, president and CEO of Adept. "We are
pleased to welcome him to Adept and look forward to his leadership in our
North American industrial robot sales efforts."

McMorris joins Adept from Panasonic's Industrial Automation division, where
he was national sales manager focusing on the semiconductor, electronics,
robotics, biomedical, security and food packaging markets. Prior, he was OEM
account manager and emerging markets manager for sensor systems company
SICK, Inc. McMorris also spent 12 years at Scientific Technologies, Inc.
(STI), holding sales leadership and product management positions. He earned
a B.S. in business administration from Arizona State University, and has
served on industry standards committees for SEMI, the Robotic Industries
Association (RIA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST).

About Adept Technology, Inc.
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile
robot 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.

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