Michelle Pastel

Smart Manufacturing
Michelle Pastel joined Corning in 1993 as a Systems Engineer. She is currently the Manager of Technology and Engineering Development in Corning’s Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Division, Applied Processes for Manufacturing. Her department is focused on collaborating with Corning’s Science & Technology Division, as well as Corning’s businesses, to deliver differentiating technology solutions in the areas of measurements, advanced process control, imaging systems, data systems, and systems integration technologies for products and processes to enable Corning’s research and development programs to innovate new products and manufacturing processes. Throughout Pastel’s career, she has held technology, engineering and manufacturing positions in many divisions including Corning Optical Fiber, Components Products, Photonics Technologies, Optical Networking Devices, and MTE. These roles have included Production Support Leader, Technical Support Leader, New Product Introduction Leader, Process Development Leader, Technology Demonstration Leader, Portfolio Manager, Project Manager, and Department Manager. Through her work in MTE, she also has experience in other businesses including Corning Asahi Video, Consumer Products, American Video, Integrated Die Manufacturing, and S&T. She has delivered new systems to manufacturing, supported 24/7 manufacturing operations, delivered process improvements, and innovated new products and processes. She has been granted 4 patents. Through Michelle’s extensive process and systems experience, she recognizes the value of Smart Manufacturing. Corning joined the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (SMLC) in 2011. In 2014, the SMLC appointed Michelle to their Executive Board of Directors as Secretary. She currently is the Chair of the SMLC and the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute Governance Board Secretary.  Michelle’s degree is in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of New Mexico.


Corning Incorporated is engaged in manufacturing specialty glass and ceramics. Its segments include Display Technologies, Optical Communications, Environmental Technologies, Specialty Materials, Life Sciences and All Other. The Display Technologies segment manufactures glass substrates for flat panel liquid crystal displays (LCDs). The Optical Communications segment manufactures carrier and enterprise network components for the telecommunications industry. The Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filters for automotive and diesel emission control applications. As of December 31, 2016, the Specialty Materials segment manufactured products, which provided more than 150 material formulations for glass, glass ceramics and fluoride crystals. The Life Sciences segment manufactures glass and plastic labware, equipment, media and reagents. The All Other segment consists of its Pharmaceutical Technologies business and non-LCD glass business, and among others.

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