"We are deeply proud of this historic anniversary and tremendously excited about the next 150 years," said John W. Loose, chief executive officer. "Corning has a heritage of innovation that has been called one of the great scientific traditions in American business. Throughout our history we have developed world-changing innovations that have created entirely new industries, including the light bulb for Thomas Edison, technology to mass-produce television tubes, and optical fiber. As we celebrate our distinguished heritage throughout the year, we are also firmly focused on the future. We are confident that Corning will continue to play a leading role in bringing new technologies and innovations to the world. With our exceptional people and strong commitment to research and development, the possibilities for the future are endless."