Corning’s Chairman and CEO, Wendell Weeks, will highlight the industry’s growth drivers and breakthrough innovations in product and process, and the importance of connecting the unconnected with glass thinner than a human hair. Mr. Weeks will also share how optical fiber, invented more than 50 years ago, is contributing to greener solutions – benefiting our shared and more sustainable future.
Wendell P. Weeks has served as Corning’s chief executive officer since 2005 and as chairman of its board since 2007. He has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2000.
Weeks joined Corning in 1983, working in finance, before holding roles in business development, commercial, and general management.
In 1996, he became vice president and general manager of Corning’s optical fiber business. In 2001, he was named president of the company’s Optical Communications division, leading through dynamic market growth and the subsequent challenges of the telecommunications crash. Weeks became Corning’s president and chief operating officer in 2002, helping oversee Corning’s restructuring and return to profitability.
As CEO, he has played an instrumental role in several life-changing innovations, including the development of Corning® Gorilla® Glass. He has earned 33 U.S. patents.
Weeks is a graduate of Lehigh University and earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University as a Baker Scholar. He serves on the board of directors at Amazon.com Inc. and on the board of trustees for the Corning Museum of Glass and the Institute for Advanced Study. He is a member of the Liveris Academy Honorary Board.