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. Over time, expectation is to streamline the innovation process where appropriate and increase speed-to-market.
Curran joined Corning in 1984 and has held a variety of roles in finance, manufacturing, and marketing. He has served as senior vice president, general manager for Corning Cable Systems Hardware and Equipment Operations in the Americas of which he was responsible for operations in Hickory, North Carolina; Keller, Texas; Reynosa, Mexico; Shanghai, China; and the Dominican Republic. Curran led efforts to grow Corning’s Connectivity business, including the first major fiber-to-the-home offering with Verizon FiOS.
He has also served as senior vice president and general manager for Corning Optical Fiber and has served as Chairman of US Conec, a Corning Connectivity joint venture with Fujikura and NTT-AT.
Curran graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in finance and received his master’s degree from the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business.