Clark Kinlin

President
Corning Optical Communications

Clark Kinlin serves as member of Corning’s Management Committee and as President of Corning Optical Communications (COC), the company’s largest operating unit. Over his 40-year career, he has consistently led operations to sustainable growth in highly competitive technology and consumer businesses while adeptly navigating cultural differences in the world’s most challenging markets. He leverages 20 years of board experience, serving as an influential voice who drives consensus in growth strategy, governance, and innovation.

He is a recognized global leader in the telecom, optical communications, and technology sectors who has repeatedly restored complex operating divisions to growth and profitability by leveraging innovation, executing significant restructurings, securing accretive acquisitions, and building successful global leadership teams. Extensive in-country operational experience in Asian markets navigating cultural, regulatory, and IP challenges to develop trusted relationships and sustainable local talent pipelines.