Eggers, who has served in this role since 1997. Hatton will report to James B. Flaws, vice chairman and chief financial officer.
Eggers’ retirement, effective March 31, 2007, follows nearly 10 years as general counsel for Corning and 26 years with the Rochester, N.Y., firm of Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle, LLP. Before joining Corning, Eggers represented the company in a number of commercial matters.
“Bill has been an exceptional general counsel, providing very sound guidance for the company’s legal and business matters over a decade of significant change in the company’s strategic operations. We are most appreciative of the strong contributions that Bill has made to the success of this company and we congratulate him on his well-deserved retirement,” said James B. Flaws.
“We are delighted with the election of Vince Hatton as senior vice president and general counsel and the extensive experience and expertise that he brings to the position,” Flaws added.
Hatton comes to the general counsel position with more than 25 years of experience in Corning’s legal department. Having joined Corning in 1981 as an assistant corporate counsel, he became a division counsel in 1984 and was then named assistant general counsel, Specialty Materials in May 1993. He was appointed director of the legal department in 1995, followed by appointments to vice president in 1998 and senior vice president in 2003.
Hatton graduated with a bachelor’s degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. cum laude from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, and the New York and Pennsylvania Bars.