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Clark S. Kinlin

Clark S. Kinlin

Executive Vice President, Corning Optical Communications

Clark Kinlin is executive vice president, Corning Incorporated. He leads Corning Optical Communications and is responsible for worldwide production, development, and sales of optical fiber, cable, and connectivity solutions used in Carrier and Enterprise Networks.

In 1981, Kinlin joined Corning in the Specialty Materials division and went on to work in the Optical Fiber division for 10 years. In 1995, Kinlin joined Corning Consumer Products, where he helped to execute the sale of the division. Following the transaction, he served as senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, of the new company, World Kitchen Inc.

In 2000, Kinlin was named president, Corning International Corporation and was appointed general manager for Greater China in 2003. From April 2007 to March 2008, he was chief operating officer, Corning Cable Systems, (now Corning Optical Communications), and was named president and chief executive officer of Corning Cable Systems in April 2008.

Kinlin is on the board of trustees of Providence Day School. He received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College and his M.B.A. from Harvard University.