Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today honored those who began their careers with the company 50 and 75 years ago. The annual Service Awards luncheon, held at the Corning Museum of Glass, recognized 166 employees and retirees who started 50 years ago and six retirees who began their careers with Corning 75 years ago.
Wendell P. Weeks, Corning Incorporated’s chairman, chief executive officer and president, hosted the luncheon and told attendees that “Corning’s people will always be our greatest asset.”
“Thank you for your contributions to Corning’s success,” Weeks said. “Thank you for laying the foundation that we continue to build upon. And thank you for making this company a very special place.”
Weeks recounted key events that occurred in the world in 1939 and 1964, and compared how Corning operated in those times to how the company operates today.
“Our products and markets have changed since 1939 and 1964, but we continue to operate diverse businesses and participate in important industries,” Weeks said. “And while a lot has changed, some things remain the same: Corning’s focus on strong financial performance; our commitment to research and development; and our efforts to attract, develop, and retain the best people.”
Following Weeks’ remarks, each member from the “Class of ‘64” was recognized and presented a check for $1,000. Those from the “Class of ‘39” were also honored and presented a check for $2,500.
“Class of ‘39” 75-Year Retirees:
Anna Coleman of Pawtucket, R.I.; Paul Disclafani of Charleroi, Pa. (deceased); Hugh Hackett of Geneseo; Harold Hager of Painted Post; William Venneri of Monongahela, Pa.; and Iva Wheeler of Wellsboro, Pa.
“Class of ’64” 50-Year Members:
Carl Buckley, Warren Cline, Paula Potter, Richard Reagan, George Stewart, Robert Teets.
Dana Andrews, Nancy Burdick, John Cowherd, David Crooker, Loretta Drouard, Patricia Edger, Arthur Elliot, Ronald Fogle, Richard Greger, Albert Guilbeau, David Johnson, Robert Laughlin, Frank Portner, Patricia Russo, Teresa Smith, Eugene Travis, Andrew Tuttle.
Painted Post, N.Y.:
Jane Dillon, Barbara Doane, Joseph Finan, Elton Harris, Richard Iverson, Andrew Jackson, Richard Kosty, Sandra LeBarron, Donald McLaughlin, Donald Millhollen, Valerie Nobles, David Pipe, Richard Sphon, Ralph Tillinghast.
Other New York Communities:
Roland Abbey, Endicott; Vernard Anderson, Bath; William Austin, Campbell; Roger Beardslee, Hector; Harold Cole, Big Flats; Charles Comer, Big Flats; Llyod Fuller, Elma; William Haase, Elmira; Charles Hatcher, Beaver Dams; DeNeil Ives, Canisteo; E. Fred Kain, Elmira; John Kaysa, Horseheads; Robert Kosty, Horseheads; Sharon Lofstrom, Pine City; Joseph Long, Pine City; Donald Lopata, Hammondsport; John Loose, New York; Joseph Malorzo, Liverpool; Mary Minstrell, Bronxville; Sandra Rogers, Savona; Harold Shafer, Bradford; Julie Shafer, Lindley; Sharon Smith, Bath; George Whitbred, Campbell; Kay Wilder, Hammondsport; Clifton Williams, Cortland; Harold Willsey, Beaver Dams.
Raymond Barber, Sun City Center; Robert Baylis, Inglewood; Albertina Bender, Clearwater; William Cady, Clermont; Mary Colosimo, Homosassa Springs; James Cook, Zephyrhills; Richard Ferrando, Lake Placid; John Geiger, Leesburg; Donald Hopkins, Marco Island; Raymond Lindner, Zephyrhills; Henry Morriss, Port St. Lucie; Nancy Michaud, Lady Lake; Richard Michaud, Lady Lake; Irene Paltrowitz, Jacksonville; Robert Shafer, Largo; Roger Selander, North Fort Myers; Nane Sweeney, North Fort Myers.
Martha Anderson, Harrodsburg; Gloria Bowman, Harrodsburg; Marie Burton, Harrodsburg; Janice Byrge, Harrodsburg; Tommy Egbert, Salvisa; Cordelia Huffman, Harrodsburg; William Key, Crestwood; James Lawrence, Salvisa; Loren Lundergan, Radcliff; Larry Matherly, Harrodsburg; Thomas Matney, Harrodsburg; Bobby McClain, Louisville; William Montgomery, Harrodsburg; Iva Reynolds, Harrodsburg; Michael Robinson, Harrodsburg; Floyd Shirley, Harrodsburg; Clyde Sims, Harrodsburg; Wayne Stratton, Harrodsburg; Sue Terhune, Harrodsburg; Harry Wiley, Harrodsburg.
North Carolina Communities:
David Ashley, Leland; Robert Battaglin, Bevard; Audrey Barbour, Knightdale; Martin DeJoseph, Wilmington; Stanley Hulbert, New Bern; Sharon Ludden, Sunset Beach; Ronald Matthews, Wilmington; Dicie Strother, Cary; Wilda Tayler, Wilmington; Robert Young, Waxhaw.
Michael Colitti, West Chester; Josephine Delsandro, Donora; Frank Fordanish, Charleroi; Jack Fulton, State College; Marlene Kemp, Tioga; Bruna Keyock, Monongahela; Joseph Kurty, Roscoe; Natha Latshaw, Waynesboro; Allen Laudenslager, Fayetteville; Georgia Rowe, Greencastle; Betty Sinchak, Charleroi; Kathleen Sweet, Westfield; Avel Wilcox, Pittsburgh; Janet Zeigler, Chambersburg.
Ronny Lewis, Chatham; Earl Nester, Danville; Duward Shavers, Danville; William Neely, Blacksburg.
West Virginia Communities:
Betsy Ashbrook, Paden City; Delbert Evans, Martinsburg; Leslie Gunderson, Terra Alta; Margaret Hess, Martinsburg; Rosalie Kesecker, Hedgesville; Rebecca McDonald, Kearneysville; John McNamee, Martinsburg; Ralph Powell, Martinsburg; Beatrice Sine, Kearneysville; Lloyd Snow, Martinsburg; Paul Unger, Martinsburg.
William Bigler, Peabody, Maine; Helen Burris, Wagoner, Okla.; Van Campbell, Kiawah Island, S.C.; Rancy Ceccotti, Monroe, Conn.; Basile Denissoff, Canal Fulton, Ohio; Richard Harrison, Prescott, Ariz.; John Holliday, Savannah, Ga.; Donald Johnson, Salem, S.C.; John Kent, Ajax, Ont.; Canada; Rita Lambert, Biddeford, Maine; George Lyman, Cape Porpoise, Maine; Roger Miller, Green Valley, Ariz.; William Neubert, Lugoff, S.C.; Gerald McQuaid, Bluffton, S.C.; William Noyes, Huron, Ohio; Helen Picard, Saco, Maine; Doris Phillips, Muskogee, Okla.; Lula Pittman, Maugansville, Md.; Thomas Rosenbusch, Murray, Utah; Clarence Salisbury, New Matamoras, Ohio; Marjorie Stine, Hagerstown, Md.; Calvin Strunk, Pendleton, S.C.; Anna Stup, Hagerstown, Md.; Eric Titus, Lyman, Maine; Larry Welbaum, Arcanum, Ohio; Elizabeth Wilson, Oneonta, Ala.
Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
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About Corning Incorporated
Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. Corning’s businesses and markets are constantly evolving. Today, Corning’s products enable diverse industries such as consumer electronics, telecommunications, transportation, and life sciences. They include damage-resistant cover glass for smartphones and tablets; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for high-speed communications networks; trusted products that accelerate drug discovery and manufacturing; and emissions-control products for cars, trucks, and off-road vehicles.