Claude A. Echahamian | President and General Manager, Corning International

Claude A. Echahamian | President and General Manager, Corning International

Claude A. Echahamian was appointed president and general manager, Corning International in January 2021. Echahamian is responsible for Corning’s business operations, strategy and business development, and entity management in Emerging Markets such as India, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Russia, and portions of EMEA and CIKK Japan.

Echahamian has more than 20 years of experience with Corning. From 1992 to 2001, he held several positions within Corning Specialty Materials in France, including head of the forming department at Corning’s Bagneaux plant, and sales and marketing manager, Europe-Asia, for the plastic photochromic business line.

Echahamian joined Corning Optical Communications (COC) in 2011 as vice president of sales for Carrier Networks Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Echahamian grew sales of optical solutions into traditional key accounts and developed customer access in emerging countries. He was appointed president and CEO of iBwave in 2015. He focused on growing software revenue for COC and created Corning Technology Center Montreal (CTCM), dedicated to application software.

In 2019, Echahamian was appointed vice president, Co-Innovation for COC. He was responsible for actively partnering with customers and ecosystem to develop joint innovation, and supervising Corning’s CTCM software lab in Montreal and CEL emerging technology lab in Milpitas.

Prior to joining Corning, Echahamian worked for 10 years at Aviat Networks, formerly Harris Stratex, a California-based wireless transmission supplier. As vice president of sales and services, he developed Aviat’s wireless broadband solution into the main carrier and enterprise segments and successfully launched the first Ethernet microwave solutions in Europe. In 1990, Echahamian worked for France Telecom in Singapore, where he led the development of French carrier business services in Southeast Asia.

He holds a Master of Science from Telecom Bretagne in France.