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 159 employees and retirees who started their careers with the company in 1965 and 12 retirees who began their careers with Corning in 1940.
Wendell P. Weeks, Corning Incorporated’s chairman and chief executive officer hosted the luncheon and told attendees: “You’ve all played a key role in the company’s success, and it’s an honor to recognize you for your service.”
Weeks recounted key events that occurred in the world in 1940 and 1965, and also drew comparisons with how Corning operated in those times and today.
“Our products and markets have changed since 1940 and 1965, but we continue to operate diverse businesses and participate in important industries,” Weeks said. “I always enjoy these trips down memory lane because they remind me what a special company we’re all part of: a company that has stood the test of time; a company that continues to evolve to meet the needs of changing markets; a company that makes things that really matter to the world.”
Weeks ended his remarks with the showing of “The Glass Age” video that illustrates how Corning’s glass innovations provide new possibilities for the future. Following Weeks’ remarks, each member from the “Class of ’65” was recognized and presented a check for $1,000. Those from the “Class of ’40” were also honored and presented a check for $2,500.
“Class of ’40” 75-Year Retirees:
Victoria Berto, Painted Post (deceased); Marion Goodwin, Wellsboro, Pa.; Stuart Goodwin, Wellsboro, Pa.; Thomas H. Hopper Jr., Painted Post; Samuel Kapral, Big Flats; Marcelus Lauchie, Corning; Francis Long, Addison; Edward Palumbo, Charleroi, Pa.; Helen Serdula, Corning; Helen Shoman, Belle Vernon, Pa.; Homer Stampp, Corning; Harry Yost, Corning.
“Class of ’65” 50-Year Members:
Wayne Lehman, Robert Putnam, Kent Wentling.
Donald Cook, Daryl Dates, Robert Folmar, Janet Reagan, Thomas Wainwright.
James Bange, Linda Barrett, Jack Black, Betty Breuilly, Jean Burnside, Deland Butler, Barbara Haar, Donald Haussener, Sylvia Hitchcock, Raymond Howard, Donald Javert, Walter Jones, Ian Mackenzie, Antonietta Palumbo, James Royce, Dennis Smith.
James Dix, Kenneth Dunbar, William Siebold, Gillett Welles III, Donald Williams.
Painted Post, N.Y.:
David Anderson, Jeanne Finch, Caroline Hall, Noshir Havewala, Jane Leisenring, Donald Morton, William Mulhollen, Satinder Mullick, Raymond Naylor, Donald Palinkas, Gerald Simmons, Lewis Simmons (deceased), John Swanson, Joan Vanness, Fred Wainwright (deceased), Madeline Welty.
Other New York Communities:
Harold Altmansberger, Big Flats; Brenda Arnold, Webster; David Bartone, Burdett; Arlene Day, Hammondsport; Patricia Dick, Big Flats; Peter Durocher, Elmira; Donald Ettenberger, Lowman; Margaret Hibbard, Lindley; Alfred Horton, Cameron Mills; Daniel McNeill, Troupsburg; Michael Rosno, Bradford; Joseph Smith, Beaver Dams; Jan Suwinski, Ithaca; Jeanne Voorhees, Montour Falls; Paul Wiertel, Buffalo; Ronald Wilson, Savona.
Bernice Berleue, Nokomis; Leonard Hardin, Interlachen; Regis McIntosh, Fort Pierce; James Morrison, Port Charlotte; Paul Rose, Chiefland; Elizabeth Seibert, Inverness; Richard Skinner, Ocala; Freeman H. Smith III, Stuart; Walter Smith, Merritt Island; Steven Sutherland, Inverness; Martin Towsley, Beverly Hills; Royce Tyler, Rotonda West.
North Carolina Communities:
Donald Barclay, Sunset Beach; John Blake, Raleigh; Mary Holland, Cary; Larry Kishpaugh, Wilmington; Graham Mosely, Wilmington; Lewis Nelson, Eden; David Rosenfeld, Ocean Isle Beach; Helen Savka, Fleetwood; David Smith, Wilmington; Doris Sparrow, Wrightsville Beach; Robert Sparrow, Wrightsville Beach.
Dennis Batty, Marysville; Sandra Duncan, Greenville; Frederick Glander, West Alexandria; Richard Hoffman, Greenville; Marvin Mann, Greenville; George O’Dell, Greenville; David Plessinger, Greenville; Margaret Schoeff, Greenville; Stephen Uhrig, Arcanum.
Joan Baldwin, Bradford; George Bebout, Knoxville; Gerald Clark, State College; Beverly Cooper, Westfield; Mary Eyler, Waynesboro; Merle Farquhar, Allenport; Carl Fish, Elkland; James Fish, Elkland; Clifford Frick, Custer City; Ward Jones, Osceola; Howard Kenneson, Lewis Run; Herbert Mack, Lawrenceville; Donald Ostrander, Charleroi; Ronald Verkon, Cresco; Arthur Watkins, Howard.
Maurice Akers, Christiansburg; Iris Altizer, Radford; Flossie Brown, Radford; Alma Davis, Floyd; Wilma Dodson, Bedford; Madge Duncan, Newport; Dewey Epperly, Christiansburg; Charles Hager, Dublin; Parlie F. Hanks Jr., Christiansburg; Donald G. Hill Sr., Danville; Andrew Hollandsworth, Riner; Ralph Jessen, Danville; Jo Ann Jones, Danville; Mary Lane, Richmond; Myrtle Lewis, Blacksburg; Howard Mannon, Riner; Nancy McGee, Danville; Roy B. Miller Jr., Blacksburg; Bernard Motley, Dry Fork; Arnold Quesenberry, Christiansburg; William Reavis, Ringgold; Melba Sawyers, Christiansburg; Phillip Stamps, Danville; Charlie Stump, Christiansburg; Nancy Tate, Danville; Kenneth Thompson, Christiansburg.
Milton Adams, Georgetown, Ky.; John Beckler, Bluffton, Ind.; David Burrell, Little River, S.C.; Gerard Choisnel, Paris, France; Mary Dale, Decatur, Ind.; Gary Denny, Danville, Ky.; Wayne Dubach, Geneva, Ind.; Ralph Ely, Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; Bobby Fisher, Early, Texas; Jack Flaugher, Liberty Center, Ind.; Charles Garrett, Braggs, Okla.; Linda Hudson, New Martinsville, W.Va.; Martin Hurst, Harrodsburg, Ky.; Anthony King, McMinnville, Tenn.; Mary Lauderman, Paden City, W.Va.; Norbert Lickteig, Louisville, Ky.; George Miller, Mission, Texas; Robert Nicholson, Huntington Beach, Calif.; Lorene Oswalt, Maryville, Tenn.; Mona Ramsdell, Vienna, W.Va.; Sylvia Reese, Houston, Texas; Wayne Ruppert, Canton, Ga.; Jonathan Tobelmann, Sevierville, Tenn.; John Viggiano, Marlborough, Mass.; Donald Whitmire, Greenville, S.C.
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.