Lawrence D. McRae

by Edward Cates
Lawrence D. McRae
Vice Chairman & Corporate Development Officer

Lawrence D. McRae is Vice Chairman and Corporate Development Officer at Corning. In this role, he implements strategies related to Corning’s business portfolio, partner agreements, and mergers and acquisitions. He is also responsible for managing the office of the CEO.


Previously, McRae served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. In this position, he was responsible for developing strategic approaches for activities across Corning’s business units, from partner agreements to business-portfolio decisions.


McRae joined Corning in 1985 and has held a broad range of leadership positions in finance, sales, marketing, and general management across Corning’s businesses. He joined Corporate Development in February 2000 and progressed through a series of senior leadership positions. He has led strategy and corporate development since 2010 and served on Corning’s management committee since 2002. He was named Vice Chairman in 2015.


McRae is on the Board of Directors for Hemlock Semiconductor Group, World Kitchen and Samsung Corning Advanced Glass, LLC.


McRae holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Morgan State University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University.

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