Corning names Senior Vice President, Finance

Corning Incorporated announced 6 October 2005 that the post of senior vice president, Finance will be occupied by Katherine (Kate) A. Asbeck. She will continue to report to James B. Flaws, vice chairm…

Corning Incorporated announced 6 October 2005 that the post of senior vice president, Finance will be occupied by Katherine (Kate) A. Asbeck. She will continue to report to James B. Flaws, vice chairman and chief financial officer. Asbeck, 48, joined the company in 1991. She was named senior vice president in 2000 and served as corporate controller and chief accounting officer since 1997. She will continue with her responsibility for the corporate control and accounting functions and will begin working closely with the company“s Management Committee on corporate and business strategic financial planning. A resident of Corning, New York, Asbeck received her bachelor“s degree in accounting and economics at Ohio Wesleyan University. The company also announced that Jane Poulin, 43, has joined as division vice president and chief accounting officer, reporting to Asbeck. She has responsibility for the company“s external reporting, accounting policies, technical accounting services and internal control. She will oversee the internal audit function and serve as the primary liaison with the company“s external auditors, Price WaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining Corning, she was the associate chief accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She also has served as corporate controller for Duro Industries and a senior manager, Audit at Ernst & Young LLP. Poulin received her bachelor“s degree from Plymouth State College and a master“s from American University. In addition, R. Tony Tripeny, 46, was elected vice president and corporate controller reporting to Asbeck. He is responsible for all corporate and division control activities, including reporting, planning and analysis. Tripeny will also provide functional leadership for the business finance organizations. Tripeny joined the company in 1985 as the corporate accounting manager for Corning Cable Systems. Most recently he served as division vice president and operations controller. He received a bachelor“s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania“s Wharton School of Business.