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Two Corning Execs to Retire, Successors Named

Photonics.com
Feb 2008
Two executives, each with more than 34 years of service to optical fiber and specialty glass maker Corning Inc., will retire this spring, the company announced. Larry Aiello Jr., president and CEO of Corning Cable Systems, and Robert B. Brown, executive vice president for the company’s Environmental Technologies segment, will retire effective April 1. Aiello joined Corning in 1973 as part of its internal audit department and has held a variety of manufacturing, operational and financial leadership roles. He has served in his current position since April 2002 and led a turnaround of Corning Cable Systems. Brown joined the company in 1972 and held numerous management positions in manufacturing and engineering for the Telecommunications and Environmental Technologies segments. He was a key leader in Corning’s photonics business and became vice president and GM of Corning Optical Fiber in 2002, restructuring the optical fiber business and returning it to profitability. In 2005 he was named senior vice president and GM of Environmental Technologies and later executive vice president. Succeeding Aiello will be 25-year company veteran Clark S. Kinlin, currently COO for Corning Cable Systems. Kinlin has held roles in a variety of global organizations, including Telecommunications, Consumer Products and Corning International. From 2003 to 2007, he served as GM, Corning China. Succeeding Brown will be Thomas R. Hinman, who has led the company's Diesel Technologies business since 2002 and was named senior vice president and GM in 2006. He joined Corning in 1983, serving in management positions in the environmental products business and as general manager for Corning Microarray Technologies. Curt Weinstein, currently director, heavy duty diesel, Diesel Technologies, will succeed Hinman. Weinstein's more than 15 years of experience at Corning include various sales, marketing, and product line management roles in both Optical Fiber and Photonic Technologies.


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optical fiber
A thin filament of drawn or extruded glass or plastic having a central core and a cladding of lower index material to promote total internal reflection (TIR). It may be used singly to transmit pulsed optical signals (communications fiber) or in bundles to transmit light or images.  
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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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