Corning Announces New Leader of China Operations

2007-08-01 14:57 953

SHANGHAI, Aug. 1, /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that Eric S. Musser assumed the role of chief executive officer -- Greater China, replacing Clark S. Kinlin, who was appointed chief operating officer, Corning Cable Systems.

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Eric S. Musser has been with Corning since 1986 and has held a variety of roles in manufacturing, strategic planning, and quality. For the past two years, he has served as vice president and general manager of Corning Optical Fiber. In that role, he helped lead the successful migration of the Shanghai Fiber Optics Co. into a wholly-owned subsidiary of Corning Incorporated, a key milestone in the company's strategy to produce the highest-quality optical fiber in China.

"We see great opportunities in China's bright future," Musser said. "Emerging market trends align with Corning's own growth opportunities as a market leader in telecommunications, display technologies, environmental technologies and life sciences. I am excited to build on Corning's success in China and further grow its presence."

Corning's operations in Greater China are managed through Corning China (Shanghai) Regional Headquarter, a subsidiary of Corning that is headquartered in the USA. For more than 25 years, Corning has been actively participating in China's development, working with local talent and expertise to develop and apply breakthrough technologies that have significantly improved people's lives, in China and throughout the world.

About Corning Incorporated

Corning Incorporated ( ) is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 150 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.

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