CORNING, N.Y., July 19, 2012 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Martin J. Curran to the position of senior vice president and innovation officer, a new position in the company, effective Aug. 1, 2012.
Curran, 53, will report to both Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer and president, and Dr. David L. Morse, executive vice president and chief technology officer. Most recently, Curran served as senior vice president and general manager, Corning Optical Fiber.
Curran joined Corning in 1984 and has held several roles in finance, manufacturing, marketing, and served as senior vice president and general manager for Corning Cable Systems Hardware and Equipment Americas organization, prior to being named head of optical fiber. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business.
In his new role, Curran will be responsible for leading an entrepreneurial-focused organization that will operate across all business segments to identify and develop near-term revenue opportunities. A key responsibility will be streamlining the innovation process and creating faster product development and speed-to-market.