CORNING, N.Y., March 24, 2014 - Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) announced today that Eric S. Musser, 55, has been elected executive vice president of Corning Technologies and International. Musser will oversee Corning Environmental Technologies, Corning Life Sciences, Corning International, and Global Manufacturing and Quality organizations. Musser will report to Wendell P. Weeks, president, chief executive officer, and chairman.
Musser has served as president of Corning International since 2012. He was general manager of Corning Greater China from 2007 to 2012. Musser also has held various positions in Corning Optical Fiber, serving as vice president and general manager of the business from 2005 to 2007.
Musser joined Corning in 1986. Prior to that, he served in the U.S. Army. He received an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a Master of Science degree from George Washington University.
"Eric has been instrumental in executing Corning's global expansion strategy and leading our business growth in the China market. We are excited to now have him lead the continued growth and expansion of our Environmental Technologies and Life Sciences business segments," Weeks said.
Reporting to Musser will be Avery (Hal) Nelson, III, 45, who has been elected vice president and general manager, Corning Environmental Technologies. Nelson has 23 years of experience with Corning. He has served as division vice president and business director for the Environmental Technologies unit since June 2013.
Richard M. Eglen will continue as vice president and general manager, Corning Life Sciences, now reporting to Musser. Also reporting to Musser will be: Thomas Appelt, Corning International Emerging Markets; Li Fang, president and general manager, Corning Greater China; Clifford L. Hund, general manager and president, Corning International East Asia; and Mariam O. Wright, senior vice president, Global Manufacturing and Quality.
Mark A. Beck, executive vice president, Corning Environmental Technologies and Corning Life Sciences, is leaving the company at the end of March after 17 years of service. Beck is leaving to pursue other professional opportunities. "We are grateful for Mark's contribution to Corning over his 17 years here. We wish him well in his future endeavors," Weeks said.