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John W. Loose ’64

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John W. Loose ’64 is retired President and CEO of Corning Incorporated. After graduating from Earlham he joined Corning in 1964, and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School in 1979. During his career, he held a number of leadership positions in Corning Consumer Products, Corning International, Corning Asahi Video Products Company, the Information Display Group and Corning Telecommunications. John was named President and COO in December 1999, and became CEO of the company in January 2001. He retired in 2002. He has served on the Board of Directors for Corning, Dow Corning, Polaroid, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Foundation. He is chairman emeritus of the Nantucket Atheneum and is also a director of the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club. He is married to Jane Souder Loose `64, and they are parents of Thomas and Steven.



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