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John M. Sharkey joined Corning Incorporated in 1984 after spending 5 years as a management consultant. Over a 34-year career with Corning, he served in a number of strategic planning, engineering, analysis, and business development roles including more than 15 years as a key leader in Corning's Optical Fiber Business. He retired as Vice President, Chief of Staff to the CEO in June 2018 and continues to serve as external consultant and advisor to Corning. John graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. and M. S. in Industrial Engineering where he was elected to Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu.

Active in a number of community not-for-profit organizations, John has served on the boards of the American Red Cross, Greater Steuben Chapter and the Family Service Society, Inc.