Mark A. Newhouse
Global General Management
Mark has built his highly successful career delivering breakthrough products and businesses that have generated more than $2.0 billion in revenue. He has driven innovation in a broad range of markets. In the telecommunications market, he founded, and was the Vice President and General Manager of Corning Optical Networking Devices, a division of Corning, that sold the first optical switches widely deployed in communication networks. In the clean tech and consumer electronics markets, under his leadership as the Senior Vice President and Director of New Business Development, his organization developed products as diverse as backplane technology for OLED displays, laser projection technology for mobile phones, and Gorilla® Glass (for light weighting) and ultra-capacitors (for energy storage) for the automotive industry.
In his last position with Corning, as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Asia, he built an Asian based product/process delivery organization creating a stream of new products and processes. Through a partnership with the Industrial Technology Research Institute of Taiwan, a cell phone touch sensor was, for the first time, manufactured using a roll-to-roll process (a method that draws its inspiration from the process used to print newspapers) on Corning ultra-thin flexible glass.
Mark is a true pioneer in the field of Optical Communications. In fact, any path through the Internet may travel over some of the 30 million kilometers of LEAF® fiber, which he and Yanming Liu invented.
Mark is currently a Partner at Covalency Partners, an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Center for Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise at Colorado State University, a Senior Advisor to PIM China (www.pimchina.com), and serves on the board of Bioptigen Inc., a medical device company.
Mark received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under Martin Wolf, one of the pioneers in the field of solar cells. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Physics (with Distinction), Phi Beta Kappa from Purdue University.