Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) has hired Dr. Richard Eglen, 54, as vice president and general manager of the Corning Life Sciences business segment. Eglen will be responsible for all aspects of the organization, which is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and supplying scientific laboratory products and drug discovery innovations.
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Eglen comes to Corning with more than 33 years of executive and technical leadership in the life sciences industry. Most recently, he led the Bio-discovery business for global health technology leader PerkinElmer.
Eglen follows Senior Vice President Mark Beck, who recently transitioned from Corning Life Sciences to lead the Corning Environmental Technologies business segment.
About Corning Incorporated
Corning Incorporated (www.corning.com) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on 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.