John Z. Zhang | Our Leadership | Corning

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Display and Corning Asia

John Z. Zhang is senior vice president and general manager, Display and Corning Asia. In this role, Zhang leads both the Display Market-Access Platform’s global operations and Corning’s operations in China. He is also responsible for driving Corning’s growth in Asia by partnering closely with all Market-Access Platform leaders, developing leadership talent, strengthening the organization in the region, and fully leveraging Corning’s resources and capabilities.

Zhang joined Corning in 2008 as director, Corporate Development. In this role, he was involved in a number of external development transactions including the formation of Corsam Technologies LLC and the acquisition of Optimum Manufacturing Corporation. He also participated in the external growth and strategy development initiatives for selected business units. In 2009, Zhang was appointed director, Corporate Development Asia Pacific. Working with Corning Display Technologies and the Greater China leadership team, he was involved in the business development, structuring, and delivery of Corning’s first Display melting investment in China.

In 2010, Zhang further expanded his role to lead the Strategy and Corporate Development organization of Corning International. He led the formation of Samsung Corning Advanced Glass with Samsung and Corning’s acquisition of Samsung Corning Precision Materials. In 2014, Zhang was deputy general manager, Corning Display Technologies. In 2015, he was named senior vice president and general manager, Corning Display Technologies. In 2020, he was promoted to senior vice president and general manager, Corning Display, in charge of all Display business and operations including Corning Display Technologies and Corning Precision Materials.

Prior to joining Corning, Zhang worked at Xerox Corporation, where he held management positions at both its operating units and corporate headquarters.

Zhang holds B.S./B.A. degrees in mathematics and economics, an M.S. in computer science, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester.