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Corning VP Charles Craig Elected To Clarkson University Board Of Trustees

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Potsdam, N.Y. -- Charles R. Craig of Painted Post, N.Y., vice president, Science & Technology, at Corning Incorporated, has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees.

Craig joined Corning in 1974 as a senior chemist, and has more than 28 years of experience in various technology management positions in Manufacturing & Engineering and in Science & Technology. Charles R. Craig

Since 1990 he has been involved in management responsibilities in support of Corning’s chief technology officer (CTO), including strategic planning, portfolio management, technology licensing, and innovation processes.

In 1999, Craig was appointed division vice president, Science & Technology, and director, Strategic Planning and Innovation Management. He assumed responsibility for the Corporate Technology Office and led the administrative functions for Corning’s technology community.

Earlier this year, Craig was named to his present position of corporate vice president, Science & Technology, and director of Administration and Operations for the scope of the chief technology officer’s responsibilities. He leads the chief of staff responsibilities for the CTO, the administrative and operational integration of the technology community, and Corning’s innovation process practice.

Craig received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Dickinson College and completed four years of graduate work in analytical chemistry and materials science at the University of Minnesota.

Craig is a member of the board of directors of Alfred Technology Resources Inc., the organization responsible for the Ceramic Corridor incubators in Alfred and Corning, N.Y. He is also chairperson of the Manufacturing/Technology/Project Management Council of the American Management Association.

Clarkson University, founded in 1896, is an independent technological university in Potsdam, New York, offering majors in the sciences, engineering, liberal arts, health sciences and business. At Clarkson 2,700 undergraduates and 350 graduate students learn in an academically rigorous, collaborative culture that emphasizes hands-on team projects and real-world multidisciplinary challenges. Many faculty members achieve international recognition for their scholarship and research, and teaching is a priority at every level. As a result, Clarkson has earned a reputation for developing innovative leaders in technology-based fields. For more information, visit

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