Clark Kinlin was appointed executive vice president, Corning Telecommunications Business Group in August 2012. Kinlin is responsible for all worldwide production, development and sales of optical fiber, cable and connectivity solutions that are used in Enterprise, Carrier and Wireless Networks. His responsibilities include the Corning Gilbert and Corning MobileAccess businesses.
Kinlin joined Corning in 1981 and started in the Specialty Materials division, where he served in the Sales and Marketing organization and subsequently led several strategy projects focused on Corning’s expanding interests in Asia. From 1985 to 1995, Kinlin worked in the Optical Fiber division where he drove the commercial entry of the telecommunications business into Japan and China and ultimately led the division’s Sales and Marketing team in North America.
In 1995, Kinlin joined Corning Consumer Products, where he helped to execute the sale of the division to KKR. Following the transaction, he served as senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, of the new company, World Kitchen Inc.
In 2000, Kinlin was named president, Corning International Corporation and was responsible for directing the company’s global export activities. His international experience led to his appointment as general manager for Greater China in 2003. In this role, he led the growth of Corning’s businesses in China and established a strong corporate operating platform. From April 2007 to March 2008, he was chief operating officer, Corning Optical Communications, with responsibility for global sales, marketing and operations. He was named president and chief executive officer of Corning Optical Communications in April 2008.
Kinlin is on the board of the Catawba County United Way and the Providence Day School. He received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and his MBA from Harvard University.