People: Hardinge Inc (HDNG.OQ)
Tripeny, R. Tony
Mr. R. Tony Tripeny is Independent Director of Hardinge Inc., since February 15, 2012. Mr. Tripeny is Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Corning Incorporated, a publicly-traded global, technology-based corporation headquartered in Corning, New York that operates in five market segments—display technologies, environmental technologies, optical communications, life sciences and specialty materials. He has held various other positions with Corning Incorporated including Vice President/Corporate Controller/Principal Accounting Officer (2009), Vice President/Corporate Controller (2005-2009), Division Vice President/Operations Controller (2004-2005), Group Controller, Corning Telecommunications Business (2003-2004) and various other financial roles (1985-2002). He has a B.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Tripeny's extensive financial management experience with a large, publicly-traded, global manufacturing company and his in-depth knowledge of investor relations, business development and strategic financial issues enable him to offer a valuable perspective to the Board of Directors. He is also qualified to serve as a director because he is an "audit committee financial expert" as defined by SEC rules and, as such, serves as Chairman of Hardinge's Audit Committee. Mr. Tripeny is also a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees.
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