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 seven retirees who began their careers with Corning in 1943, and 47 employees and retirees who started their careers with the company in 1968.
Wendell P. Weeks, Corning Incorporated’s chairman, chief executive officer, and president, hosted the luncheon and told attendees: “You’ve all played a key role in Corning’s success, and we’re honored to recognize you for your service.”
Weeks recounted key events that occurred in the world in 1943 and 1968, and also drew comparisons with how Corning operated in those times and today.
“Corning is financially healthy, multiple businesses are driving our growth, and we’re capturing new opportunities to apply our unique expertise toward solving tough technology challenges,” Weeks said. “While our products and markets have evolved since 1943 and 1968, we continue to operate diverse businesses and participate in important industries.”
Following Weeks’ remarks, each member from the “Class of 1968” was recognized and presented a check for $1,000. Those from the “Class of 1943” were also honored and presented a check for $2,500.
“Class of 1943” 75-Year Members:
Frank Elliott, Mary Fernades, Russell Fox, Jeanne Grant, Paul Krystoff, Samuel Share, and Gertrude Sherwood.
“Class of 1968” 50-Year Members:
George Adgate, Gregory Barulich, Helen Bierwiler, Jane Blowers, Gary Bohart, Margaret Bowman, Walter Bozich, William Bulkley, William Canfield, Catherine Celelli, Kuen-Wen Chang, Carol Christian, Larry Cleveland, Geraldine Dandrea, Andrew Dutcher, Nancy Ells, John Errington, Joseph Gallagher, Martin Geyer, Phyllis Hickok, Thomas Hunt, Bonnie Kohler, Gayle Lewis, Clarence Losey Jr., Norman Lukens, Joseph Mazzotta, Dorothy McConnell, Marco Merola, Anthony Midey, Marcia Monroe, Thomas Mosher, Stanley Mosher Jr., Syed Mustafa, Joseph Neidigh, Patricia Neidigh, Betty Nichols, Carol Packer, Thomas Patykula, Jerry Payne, Donald Price, Sharon Storms, John “Jack” Swan, Linda Swimley, Walter “Roy” Swimley, Robert Thomas, Stephen Tong, and Joyce Youmans.
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Corning (www.corning.com) is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a more than 165-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries.
Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display technology, automotive, and life sciences vessels. Corning's industry-leading products include damage-resistant cover glass for mobile devices; precision glass for advanced displays; optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions for state-of-the-art communications networks; trusted products to accelerate drug discovery and delivery; and clean-air technologies for cars and trucks.