Corning CEO Wendell Weeks Delivers Keynote at U.N. National Day of Glass

Event part of UN's yearlong celebration of one of the world’s most transformative materials

CORNING, NY | Corning Incorporated | April 6, 2022

CORNING, NY — Corning Incorporated Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wendell P. Weeks today delivered a keynote presentation at the National Day of Glass in Washington, D.C. As part of the International Year of Glass, the event convened artists, scientists, government officials, and industry leaders. Weeks highlighted multiple human advancements made possible by glass and the role Corning will play in future innovations.

“At Corning, we know glass. The more we’ve evolved its form and function, the deeper glass has made its way into our lives. Looking ahead, our journey to unlock the potential of this vital material is just beginning – from addressing climate change, to progressing health care, to advancing communications and computing,” said Weeks.

In 2022, Corning is celebrating the United Nations’ International Year of Glass, a year dedicated to the essential role glass plays in building a sustainable, equitable, and better tomorrow. In February, Jeff Evenson, Corning's chief strategy officer and chairman of The Corning Museum of Glass, delivered a speech as part of the opening ceremonies in Geneva, Switzerland.

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About Corning Incorporated

Corning ( is one of the world's leading innovators in materials science, with a 170-year track record of life-changing inventions. Corning applies its unparalleled expertise in glass science, ceramic science, and optical physics along with its deep manufacturing and engineering capabilities to develop category-defining products that transform industries and enhance people's lives. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in RD&E, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and deep, trust-based relationships with customers who are global leaders in their industries. Corning's capabilities are versatile and synergistic, which allows the company to evolve to meet changing market needs, while also helping our customers capture new opportunities in dynamic industries. Today, Corning's markets include optical communications, mobile consumer electronics, display, automotive, and life sciences.

About International Year of Glass

On May 18, 2021, the United Nations (UN) General Council declared 2022 as the International Year of Glass to underline its scientific, economic and cultural roles in building a more sustainable and equitable future. To justify a UN International Year requires a matching of aspirations to those of the UN, in particular the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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