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Corning Incorporated Appoints New Officers.

CORNING, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 25--Corning Incorporated today announced the appointment of several new officers. Named senior vice presidents: Gary K. Emmick, Employee Relations; James A. Krueger, Materials Management; E. Marie McKee, Human Resources; Alfred L. Michaelsen, Patent Operations.

Mr. Emmick, 53, most recently served as vice president-Employee Relations. He joined Corning in 1974 as a first line supervisor in the Steuben Factory. In 1984, was named plant manager of the Greenville, Ohio, plant and plant manager of the Erwin Manufacturing Complex in 1987.

Mr. Krueger, 57, served as vice president and director-Materials Management until he was named to his present position. He joined Corning in 1989 as division vice president and director, Corporate Purchasing. He began his career in 1960 as assistant credit manager of the Erickson Petroleum Company in Minneapolis, Minn. In 1967, he accepted the position of senior buyer with the Gillette Company in St. Paul and subsequently held a variety of managerial positions, including director of purchasing.

Ms. McKee, 45, most recently served as vice president-Human Resources and Diversity Officer. She joined the company in 1979 and in 1992 was appointed division vice president and director-Corporate Strategic Staffing, where she had responsibility for recruiting, placement, development, education and training, and career transitions and succession. Prior to joining Corning, she held a variety of positions at Purdue University, including manager-Women in Engineering Programs.

Mr. Michaelsen, 55, joined Corning in 1977 as patent counsel for Telecommunications Products. Before being named to his current position, he served as general patent counsel and director of Patent Operations. In 1983, he was named assistant secretary, and in 1988, vice president of Patent Operations.

Named as vice presidents: R. Pierce Baker III, Science Products Division; James R. Cooke, Business Development and general manager, Opto-Electronics Components Products Business; Randall D. Price, Lighting and Materials Division; G. Tim Welles, Manufacturing Technology and Engineering.

Mr. Baker, 49, will also continue to serve as president of Corning Costar. He joined Corning in 1972 and held various sales and marketing positions at Consumer Products Division before moving into Corning Medical in 1978. He was appointed manager worldwide marketing development for Corning Medical and Scientific in 1982 and became manager business development in 1984. In 1994, he was named executive vice president, Corning Costar Corporation and in 1995, president of Corning Costar.

Mr. Cooke, 44, most recently served as division vice president-external development and general manager, Components Products Business. He joined Corning in 1980 as supervisor of accounting in the Electronic Products Division. He subsequently served in key financial and strategic planning positions in the Controllers Division and in Opto-Electronics Group. In 1992, he was named director of finance and planning for Opto-Electronics Division. Mr. Price, 48, served as division vice president for Advanced Materials and Process Technologies before being named to his current position. He joined Corning in 1977 serving in sales, marketing and new product development positions in the Technical Ceramics Group. He was named business unit manager-Technical Components in the Materials Business in 1983. Mr. Price was appointed sales and marketing manager for the Advanced Materials business in 1990.

Mr. Welles, 56, served as director and division vice president of Manufacturing Engineering and Technology before being appointed to his current position. He joined Corning in 1963 and has served in various engineering and manufacturing supervisory positions. He became director of group engineering for the Telecommunications Products Division in 1984 and in 1989 was named director, Manufacturing and Engineering, Lighting Products and Staff Engineering. Mr. Welles was appointed division vice president, technical director-Specialty Materials in 1990.

Peter Campanella, 50, was today appointed president and chief executive officer of Corning Consumer Products Company. Mr. Campanella most recently served as senior vice president and general manager of the Science Products Division. He joined Corning in 1971 as a sales representative in the Consumer Products Division and subsequently served in a number of marketing, strategic management and international management positions in that division. He became director of sales and marketing in Science Products in 1989 and was named vice president and general manager in 1990.

Appointed division vice presidents: Adriane M. Brown, business director-Automotive Substrates; Robert A. Gilchrist, Information Technology; and Pamela C. Schneider, Finance and Administration, Corning Communications.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) is a Fortune 500 company whose businesses are at the leading edge of the technologies that comprise three of the fastest growing segments of the global economy -- Communications, Environment and Life Sciences. Its 1995 sales totaled $5.3 billion. -0- Editors Note: Corning today released separately the announcement of Roger G. Ackerman's election as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Corning Incorporated.

CONTACT: Corning Contacts:

Kathryn C. Littleton, 607/974-8206

Paul A. Rogoski, 607/974-8832


Investor Relations: Richard B. Klein, 607/974-8313

Katherine M. Dietz, 607/974-8217
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