2017 SID/DSCC Business Conference Monday, May 22, 2017 LA Convention Center
John Z. Zhang General Manager Corning Display Technologies
Abstract: Mr. Zhang will discuss the current state of the LCD business and will examine some of the trends – including the large screen size migration, TV replacement and the increase in Gen 10.5 panel capacity – that are likely to influence the evolution of the industry. He also will offer insights on the innovative use of precision glass for the future of displays that will continue to play an important role in this changing environment. Bio: John Z. Zhang is general manager, Corning Display Technologies. He is responsible for all operations, including commercial, manufacturing, engineering, development and staff support for the company’s display business. He is also in charge of establishing the strategic and operational objectives for the business.
Zhang joined Corning in 2008 as director, corporate development. In this role, he was involved in a number of external development transactions, including the formation of Corsam Technologies LLC and the acquisition of the Optimum Manufacturing Corporation. He also participated in external growth and strategy development initiatives for selected business units.
In 2009, Zhang was appointed director, Corporate Development Asia Pacific, and was involved in the structuring and delivery of Corning’s first display melting investment in China. He expanded his role to lead the strategy and corporate development organization of Corning International in 2010. In 2014, he was named deputy general manager, Corning Display Technologies.
Prior to joining Corning, Zhang worked at the Xerox Corporation, where he held management positions at both its operating units and corporate headquarters. Zhang holds B.S./B.A. degrees in mathematics and economics, an M.S. in computer science, and an MBA from the University of Rochester.
Date: May 22-26 Society for Information Display (SID) DisplayWeek Business Track Location: Los Angeles Convention Center.