People: Corning Inc (GLW)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wendell Weeks

54 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

James Flaws

65 2002 Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer

David Morse

61 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Kirk Gregg

54 2002 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Lawrence McRae

55 2010 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development

R. Tony Tripeny

55 2009 Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller

Lewis Steverson

50 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Jeffrey Evenson

48 2011 Senior Vice President and Operations Chief of Staff

Richard Clark

68 2013 Lead Independent Director

Stephanie Burns

59 2012 Director

Donald Blair

56 2014 Independent Director

John Canning

70 2010 Independent Director

Robert Cummings

64 2006 Independent Director

Deborah Henretta

53 2013 Independent Director

Kurt Landgraf

67 2007 Independent Director

Kevin Martin

47 2013 Independent Director

Deborah Rieman

64 1999 Independent Director

Hansel Tookes

66 2001 Independent Director

Mark Wrighton

64 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Wendell Weeks

Mr. Wendell P. Weeks is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Weeks joined Corning in 1983. He was named vice president and general manager of the Optical Fiber business in 1996; senior vice president in 1997; senior vice president of Opto Electronics in 1998; executive vice president in 1999; and president, Corning Optical Communications in 2001. Mr. Weeks was named president and chief operating officer of Corning in 2002; president and chief executive officer in 2005; and chairman and chief executive officer on April 26, 2007. He added the title of president in December 2010.

James Flaws

Mr. James B. Flaws is Vice Chairman of the Board, Chief Financial Officer of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Flaws joined Corning in 1973 and served in a variety of controller and business management positions. He was elected assistant treasurer of Corning in 1993; vice president and controller in 1997 and vice president of finance and treasurer in May 1997; senior vice president and chief financial officer in December 1997; executive vice president and chief financial officer in 1999; and to his current position in 2002. Mr. Flaws is a director of Dow Corning Corporation. Since joining Corning in 1973, Mr. Flaws has held a wide range of management positions across its control, financial, treasury, and business development functions in specific line business units, as well as at corporate-wide levels. As a result of his diverse responsibilities over more than 30 years, he has very broad experience in many financial, investor relations, and supervisory roles within the company, including leading the spinoff of Corning’s health care businesses into two separate publicly traded companies in 1996 and overseeing many mergers and acquisitions by the company. Mr. Flaws played an important role in Corning’s recovery from the impact of the telecom industry collapse in 2002.

David Morse

Dr. David L. Morse, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Corning Incorporated. Dr. Morse joined Corning in 1976 in glass research, and worked as a composition scientist in developing and patenting several major products. He served in a variety of product and materials research and technology director roles, and was appointed division vice president and technology director for photonic technology groups beginning in March 1999, and became director of corporate research, science and technology in December 2001. He was elected vice president in January 2003, becoming senior vice president and director of corporate research in 2006. Dr. Morse was elected to his current position in May 2012. He is on the board of Dow Corning Corporation and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Chemistry Board.

Kirk Gregg

Mr. Kirk P. Gregg is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Gregg joined Corning in 1993 as director of Executive Compensation. He was named vice president of Executive Resources and Employee Benefits in 1994, senior vice president, Administration in December 1997 and to his current position in 2002. He is responsible for Human Resources, Information Technology, Procurement and Transportation, Aviation, Community Affairs, Government Affairs, Business Services and Corporate Security. Prior to joining Corning, Mr. Gregg was with General Dynamics Corporation as corporate director, Key Management Programs, and was responsible for executive compensation and benefits, executive development and recruiting.

Lawrence McRae

Mr. Lawrence D. McRae is an Executive Vice President - Strategy and Corporate Development of Corning Incorporated. Mr. McRae joined Corning in 1985 and served in various financial, sales and marketing positions. He was elected vice president Corporate Development in 2000, senior vice president Corporate Development in 2003, and senior vice president Strategy and Corporate Development in October 2005. He was elected to his present position in October 2010. Mr. McRae is on the board of directors of Dow Corning Corporation, and Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.

R. Tony Tripeny

Mr. R. Tony Tripeny is Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Tripeny joined Corning in 1985 as the corporate accounting manager of Corning Cable Systems, and became the Keller facility’s plant controller in 1989. In 1993, he was appointed equipment division controller of Corning Cable Systems and, in 1996 corporate controller. Mr. Tripeny was appointed chief financial officer of Corning Cable Systems in July 2000. In 2003, he took on the additional role of Telecommunications group controller. He was appointed division vice president, operations controller in August 2004, and vice president, corporate controller in October 2005. Mr. Tripeny was elected to his current position in April 2009. He is on the board of directors of Hardinge Inc.

Lewis Steverson

Mr. Lewis A. Steverson is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of Corning Incorporated. Prior to joining Corning, Mr. Steverson served as senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Motorola Solutions, Inc. During his 18 years with Motorola, he held a variety of legal leadership roles across the company’s numerous business units. Prior to Motorola, Mr. Steverson was in private practice at the law firm of Arnold & Porter.

Jeffrey Evenson

Dr. Jeffrey W. Evenson is Senior Vice President and Operations Chief of Staff of Corning Incorporated. Dr. Evenson joined Corning in June 2011 and was elected to his current position at that time. He serves on the Management Committee and oversees a variety of strategic programs and growth initiatives. Prior to joining Corning, Dr. Evenson was a senior vice president with Sanford C. Bernstein, where he served as a senior analyst since 2004. Before that, Dr. Evenson was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he led technology and market assessment for early-stage technologies.

Richard Clark

Mr. Richard T. Clark is Lead Independent Director of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Clark joined Merck in 1972 and held a broad range of senior management positions. He became president and chief executive officer of Merck in May 2005 and chairman of the board in April 2007. He transitioned from the chief executive officer role in January 2011 and served as Merck board chairman through November 2011. He was president of the Merck Manufacturing Division (June 2003 to May 2005) of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (formerly known as Merck & Co., Inc.) He serves on the advisory board of American Securities LLC, a private equity firm. He is chairman of the board of Project Hope and a trustee of several charitable non-profit organizations. As the former chairman, president and chief executive officer of a Fortune 100 company, Mr. Clark brings to Corning broad managerial expertise, operational expertise and deep business knowledge, as well as a track record of achievement.

Stephanie Burns

Dr. Stephanie Ann Burns is Director of Corning Incorporated, since January 31, 2012. Dr. Burns has nearly 31 years of global innovation and business leadership experience. Dr. Burns joined Dow Corning in 1983 as a researcher and specialist in organosilicon chemistry. In 1994, she became the company’s first director of women’s health. She was elected to the Dow Corning Board of Directors in 2001 and elected as president in 2003. She served as chief executive officer from 2004 until May 2011 and served as chairman from 2006 through 2011. Dr. Burns brings significant expertise in scientific research, issues management, science and technology leadership and business management to the Board, as well as skills related to her Ph.D. in organic chemistry. She is the past honorary president of the Society of Chemical Industry and was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Export Council. Dr. Burns is a former chairman of the American Chemistry Council.

Donald Blair

Mr. Donald W. Blair is appointed as Independent Director of Corning Incorporated effective July 15, 2014. He has served as NIKE, Inc.’s CFO since 1999, with responsibility for strategy, investor relations and finance, including controllership, business and financial planning, treasury, tax and internal audit. Previously, he spent 14 years at PepsiCo, Inc., in a number of senior executive-level corporate and operating unit financial assignments, including CFO roles for PepsiCo Japan (based in Tokyo) and Pepsi-Cola International’s Asia Division (based in Hong Kong). He began his career in 1981 as an accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in New York City. Mr. Blair holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, both from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

John Canning

Mr. John A. Canning, Jr., is an Independent Director of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Canning co-founded Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC in 1992, serving as its chief executive officer until he became chairman in 2007. He previously spent 24 years with First Chicago Corporation, most recently as executive vice president of The First National Bank of Chicago and president of First Chicago Venture Capital. Mr. Canning is trustee and chairman of several Chicago-area non-profit organizations. He is a former commissioner of the Irish Reserve Fund and a former director and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Canning brings 33 years of experience in private equity investing, including reviewing financial statements and audit results and making investment and acquisition decisions. As a former director and chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, he has insight into economic trends important to our business. In addition to his business experience, he also has a law degree and is a recognized leader in the Chicago business community. Mr. Canning’s business experience and service on the boards of other companies and organizations enable him to contribute to Corning’s board. Mr. Canning’s experience in banking and managing investments make him a valued member of our Finance Committee.

Robert Cummings

Mr. Robert F. Cummings, Jr., is an Independent Director of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Cummings was appointed Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in December 2010, where he advises on client opportunities across sectors and industry groups. From 2002 to 2009, he served as a senior managing director at GSC Group, Inc., a privately held money management firm. Mr. Cummings began his business career in the investment banking division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1973, and was a partner of the firm from 1986 until his retirement in 1998. He served as an advisory director at Goldman Sachs until 2002. He serves as Direcrtor of Viasystems Group, Inc. and former Director of RR Donnelley & Sons Co.

Deborah Henretta

Ms. Deborah A. Henretta has been appointed as an Independent Director of Corning Incorporated., effective July 17, 2013. She has nearly 30 years of business leadership experience across both developed and developing markets, as well as expertise in brand building/marketing, philanthropic program development and government relations. She joined Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1985. In 2005, she was appointed President of P&G’s business in ASEAN, Australia and India. She was appointed Group President, P&G Asia in 2007. She was appointed Group President of P&G Global Beauty Sector in June 2013. Ms. Henretta was a member of Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2007 to 2013. She contributed to the growth strategies for Singapore, and was selected to serve on the EDB’s Economic Strategies Committee between 2009 and 2011. In 2008, she received a U.S. State Department appointment to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Business Advisory Council. In 2011, she was appointed chair of this 21-economy Council, becoming the first woman to hold the position. In that role, she advised top government officials, including President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Ms. Henretta currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center as well as on a number of university advisory committees, including those for her alma maters St. Bonaventure University School of Journalism and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Kurt Landgraf

Mr. Kurt M. Landgraf is an Independent Director of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Landgraf retired as president and chief executive officer of Educational Testing Service (“ETS”), a private non-profit educational testing and measurement organization, on December 31, 2013. Mr. Landgraf had served in that position since 2000. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief operating officer of E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”), where he previously held a number of senior leadership positions, including chief financial officer. Mr. Landgraf was selected for his wealth of executive management experience in public companies, non-profit entities, higher education, and government. He brings to the Board his financial expertise and operations skills and experience, represented by his positions at ETS and DuPont. Mr. Landgraf’s other areas of specialized knowledge include technology, transportation, education, pharmaceuticals, health care, energy, materials, and mergers and acquisitions.

Kevin Martin

Mr. Kevin J. Martin is an Independent Director of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Martin a partner and co-chair of Patton Boggs LLP in the Washington law firm’s Technology and Communications practice. Mr. Martin has nearly two decades experience as a lawyer and policymaker in the telecommunications field, including his tenure as FCC Chairman from March 2005 to January 2009. Before joining the FCC as a Commissioner in 2001, Mr. Martin was a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and served on the staff of the National Economic Council, focusing on commerce and technology policy issues. He also served as the official U.S. government representative to the G-8’s Digital Opportunity Task Force. He is a cum laude graduate from Harvard Law School. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a master's degree in public policy from Duke University.

Deborah Rieman

Dr. Deborah D. Rieman Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Corning Incorporated. Dr. Rieman has more than 26 years of experience in the software industry. Currently, she is executive chairman of MetaMarkets Group. Previously, she was managing director of Equus Management Company, a private investment fund. From 1995 to 1999, she served as president and chief executive officer of Check Point Software Technologies, Incorporated. Dr. Rieman is a former director of Keynote Systems, Tumbleweed Communications Corp and Kintera Inc. Dr. Rieman brings significant expertise in information technology, innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors to the Board and skills related to her Ph.D. in mathematics. She is also the former president and chief executive officer of a software company specializing in security and has experience in technology development, marketing, business development and support, investor relations and investing.

Hansel Tookes

Mr. Hansel E. Tookes II, is an Independent Director of Corning Incorporated. Mr. Tookes retired from Raytheon Company in December 2002. He joined Raytheon in 1999 and served as president of Raytheon International, chairman and chief executive officer of Raytheon Aircraft and executive vice president of Raytheon Company. From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Tookes served United Technologies Corporation as president of Pratt and Whitney’s Large Military Engines Group and in a variety of other leadership positions. Mr. Tookes provides extensive experience in operations, manufacturing, performance excellence, business development, technology-driven business environments, and military and government contracting. He also brings his science and engineering education, training and knowledge to the Board. Mr. Tookes’ industry expertise includes aviation, aerospace and defense, transportation and technology.

Mark Wrighton

Dr. Mark Stephen Wrighton is an Independent Director of Corning Incorporated. Since 1995, Dr. Wrighton has been chancellor and professor of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis, a major research university. Before joining Washington University, he was a researcher and professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was head of the Department of Chemistry from 1987 to 1990, and then provost from 1990 to 1995. Dr. Wrighton served as a presidential appointee to the National Science Board from 2000 to 2006, and chaired that Board’s audit and oversight committee during that time. He also is a past chair of the Association of American Universities, The Business Higher Education Forum and the Consortium on Financing Higher Education, and continues as a member of these organizations. He was elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Wrighton is a professor, chemist and research scientist with expertise in materials and research interests in the areas of transition metal catalysis, photochemistry, surface chemistry, molecular electronics, and in photoprocesses at electrodes. Under Chancellor Wrighton’s leadership, Washington University has grown significantly in academic stature, research enterprise, infrastructure, student quality, curriculum and international reputation.

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