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“It is a privilege to be part of an institution that has been making a positive difference in the world for more than 160 years.  As leaders, our goal is not peak performance during our brief time at the helm of this great company, but sustainable performance.  And we are committed to leaving Corning even stronger for the generations who follow us." - Wendell P. Weeks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Corning’s Senior Leadership Team

Corning’s Senior Leadership Team

Wendell P. Weeks | Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Wendell P. Weeks has served as Corning’s chief executive officer since April 2005 and chairman of the board since April 2007. He has been a member of the company’s board of directors since December 2000. As CEO, Weeks has focused on creating new growth drivers and building a bigger, stronger, and more agile company.

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John Bayne | Senior Vice President & General Manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics

John Bayne is senior vice president and general manager, Mobile Consumer Electronics. In this role, Bayne is responsible for the Mobile Consumer Electronics (MCE) Market-Access Platform, which includes Corning® Gorilla® Glass, Advanced Optics, and the Bendable Glass Program. 

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Stefan Becker | Senior Vice President & Operations Controller

Stefan Becker was appointed senior vice president in February 2019 and has served as Corning’s Operations Controller since September 2015. In this role, Becker leads the Finance teams across all Corning sectors.

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Michael A. Bell | Senior Vice President & General Manager, Optical Communications

Michael A. Bell is senior vice president and general manager, Optical Communications. In this role, Bell has end-to-end responsibilities for the Optical Communications Market-Access Platform, including Optical Connectivity Solutions (OCS), Optical Fiber and Cable (OFC), and Optical Commercial Operations (OCO).

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James P. Clappin | Vice Chairman

James P. Clappin was appointed vice chairman in April 2020. In this role, Clappin is responsible for designing and leading the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). In addition, he assists the CEO and other SLT members in redesigning and implementing various corporate governance processes and structural changes to support the successful implementation of the new organization.

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Martin J. Curran | Executive Vice President & Corning Innovation Officer

Marty Curran was appointed Corning’s first innovation officer in August 2012. In this role, Curran manages a portfolio of programs to increase the probability of success for new business opportunities. The innovation office was created to build an entrepreneurial-focused organization that could operate across all business segments to identify and develop near-term revenue opportunities.

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Dr. Jeffrey Evenson | Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

Jeff Evenson was appointed executive vice president in 2018 and has served as chief strategy officer since 2015. In this role, Evenson oversees corporate strategy, corporate communications, and advanced analytics.

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Robert P. France | Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Robert P. France was appointed senior vice president, Human Resources in June 2019. Prior to this, he was vice president, Human Resources. He is responsible for leading the global Human Resources function to deliver on business requirements.

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Li Fang | President & General Manager, Corning Greater China

Li Fang has served as president and general manager of Corning Greater China since April 2012. In this role, he is responsible for leading Corning’s businesses in Greater China and ensuring integration of business processes in the region.

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Lawrence D. McRae | Vice Chairman & Corporate Development Officer

Larry McRae is vice chairman and corporate development officer. In this role, he implements strategies related to Corning’s business portfolio, partner agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. He is also responsible for managing Government Affairs.

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Dr. David L. Morse | Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Dr. David Morse has served as Corning’s executive vice president and chief technology officer since 2012. Morse is responsible for managing Corning’s innovation portfolio and creating new growth drivers for the company.

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Anne Mullins | Senior Vice President & Chief Digital & Information Officer

Anne Mullins was appointed senior vice president and chief digital and information officer in August 2019. In this role, she is responsible for leading the strategic direction of Corning’s global information technology function and evolving the company’s digital footprint.

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Eric S. Musser | President & Chief Operating Officer

Eric Musser is Corning’s president and chief operating officer. As COO, Musser is responsible for leading Corning’s five Market-Access Platforms to deliver on operating objectives, financial performance targets, and Corning’s Strategy and Growth Framework. Musser focuses on execution across all areas of operations to enhance collaboration and integration, focus on our customers’ needs, and maximize market opportunities. Musser continues to lead Corning’s international regions as well as the global manufacturing, supply chain, quality and safety functions.

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Avery (Hal) Nelson III | Senior Vice President & General Manager, Automotive

Avery (Hal) Nelson III is senior vice president and general manager, Automotive. In this role, Nelson has end-to-end responsibilities for the Automotive Market-Access Platform, which includes Corning Environmental Technologies (CET) and Automotive Glass Solutions (AGS). Nelson also has responsibility for identifying and developing new products and business opportunities in automotive-related markets.

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Edward A. Schlesinger | Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller

Edward Schlesinger was elected senior vice president and corporate controller in February 2019. Schlesinger is responsible for leading the corporate accounting, compliance, and external reporting functions; the corporate-wide reporting, forecasting, budgeting, and planning processes; M&A finance; corporate shared services function; and workplace services.

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Lewis A. Steverson | Executive Vice President & Chief Legal & Administrative Officer

Lewis Steverson is executive vice president and chief legal and administrative officer. Steverson manages all legal matters for Corning and advises the CEO, the Board of Directors, and the Senior Leadership Team on all legal issues; counsels the Board of Directors on corporate governance structure; and manages all Law Department function mandates. In addition, Steverson manages the Office of the CEO and the Corporate Functions Review. Steverson also manages Aircraft Operations and has oversight of Global Security, including Information Security and Data Privacy, and the Department of Archives and Records Management.

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Tony Tripeny | Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Tony Tripeny was appointed executive vice president in 2018 and has served as Corning’s chief financial officer since September 2015. In this role, Tripeny is the chief steward of Corning’s financial health, overseeing the Finance and Investor Relations functions.

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Ronald L. Verkleeren | Senior Vice President & General Manager, Life Sciences

Ronald L. Verkleeren is senior vice president and general manager, Life Sciences. In this role, Verkleeren has end-to-end responsibilities for the Life Sciences Market-Access Platform, including Corning Pharmaceutical Technologies (CPT) and Corning Life Sciences (CLS). He also has responsibility for identifying and developing new products and business opportunities in related markets.

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John Z. Zhang | Senior Vice President & General Manager, Display

John Z. Zhang is senior vice president and general manager, Display. In this role, Zhang has end-to-end responsibility for the management of the Display Market-Access Platform at Corning, including Corning Display Technologies, Corning Precision Materials, and High Performance Displays. Zhang is also in charge of identifying and developing new products and business opportunities in display-related markets.

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