Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Clark S. Kinlin to the position of executive vice president, Corning Telecommunications business group, effective Aug. 1, 2012. The group comprises Corning Optical Fiber and Corning Optical Communications.
Kinlin, 52, will report to Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Corning Incorporated. Kinlin will continue the day-to-day management responsibility for Corning Optical Communications. He was appointed president and chief operating officer of the cable division in April 2008.
Kinlin joined Corning in 1981 and has worked in a variety of businesses, including Corning Consumer Products and Corning International. Based in China for several years, Kinlin led the growth of Corning’s business in China and established a strong corporate operating platform. He also led the commercial entry of the telecommunications business into Japan and China. He received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University.
Corning’s board also elected Stephen P. Miller, 43, as vice president and general manager, Corning Optical Fiber and Cable, reporting to Kinlin. The role is effective Aug. 1, 2012. Most recently, Miller served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Corning Optical Communications. He joined Corning in 1995 and has held several roles in finance across a number of business organizations. He spent several years in Japan as the Display Technologies division controller. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from SUNY College at Fredonia.
Corning’s new telecommunications business group addresses a global need for an integrated go-to-market strategy in emerging markets; an opportunity to capture significant operating synergies, and scale and optimization of manufacturing and technology assets.
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Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences. Our products include glass substrates for LCD televisions, computer monitors and laptops; ceramic substrates and filters for mobile emission control systems; optical fiber, cable, hardware & equipment for telecommunications networks; optical biosensors for drug discovery; and other advanced optics and specialty glass solutions for a number of industries including semiconductor, aerospace, defense, astronomy, and metrology.