Adept Technology Names John Villadsen Vice President of Global Operations

"John Villadsen comes to Adept with more than 20 years of experience managing companies' operations, establishing global supply chains, and implementing lean practices worldwide"

Pleasanton, Calif., April 10, 2014 - Adept Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADEP), a

leading provider of intelligent robots, autonomous mobile solutions and
services, today announced that John Villadsen has joined the company as Vice
President of Global Operations.

"John Villadsen comes to Adept with more than 20 years of experience
managing companies' operations, establishing global supply chains, and
implementing lean practices worldwide," said Rob Cain, Adept president and
CEO. "He is a hands-on leader focused on profitability and scalability. We
welcome him to the Adept team and look forward to benefitting from his
contributions and insight."

Prior to Adept, Villadsen was general manager at Moquin Press in Belmont,
California. He has also been senior vice president of global operations for
Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing (GES); vice president of global
operations for Aviza Technology; and vice president of operations for VA
Linux Systems.

About Adept Technology, Inc.

Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots, 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.

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