Corning CEO honored in Korea with Gold Tower award

CEO and President Wendell P. Weeks awarded for Corning’s role in driving Korea’s display-industry leadership.

Corning Inc. Chairman, CEO and President Wendell P. Weeks was honored for outstanding contributions to Korea’s display industry and economy. Weeks received the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit from Minister Yoon Sang-jick in a ceremony at the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy in Seoul, Korea.

The honor is the highest award presented by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy. Weeks was lauded for Corning’s role in driving Korea’s display-industry leadership through Corning Precision Materials Co. Ltd.

“I am honored to receive this award and proud of Corning’s contributions to Korea’s display industry,” Weeks said. “Corning’s strategy of partnering with global innovators and locating facilities in important markets has been critical to our success. And nowhere is that more evident than our investment in Korea. Corning has been developing new technologies and creating new industries for more than 160 years, and we are proud to use our inventive capacity to contribute to Korea’s creative economy.”