Chairman and CEO of Corning Incorporated
Wendell P. Weeks has served as Corning’s chief executive officer since 2005 and chairman of the board since 2007. He has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2000.
As CEO, Weeks has focused on creating new growth drivers and building a bigger, stronger, and more agile company. He is known for his strong relationships with customers and his deep engagement in research and development. Under his leadership, Corning has launched several significant new products and businesses and has overseen acquisitions in Optical Communications, Life Sciences, and Display Technologies as well as the strategic realignment of Dow Corning in 2016.
In his 35 years with the company, he has held a variety of financial, business development, commercial, and general management roles. As general manager of the optical fiber business and President of Corning’s Optical Communications division, he led through both dynamic market growth and the subsequent challenges of market declines. As Corning’s President and Chief Operating Officer, he helped lead the company’s restructuring and return to profitability following the telecommunications industry crash.
In 2014, Weeks received Harvard Business School’s Alumni Achievement Award and was also awarded the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit from Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy for contributions to the display technology industry
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