Full Name
Mike Bell
Job Title
SVP & GM, Optical Communications
Corning Incorporated
Speaker Bio
Michael A. Bell, PE was appointed senior vice president and general manager, Optical Communications in April 2020. In this role, Bell has end-to-end responsibilities for the Optical Communications Market-Access Platform, including Optical Connectivity Solutions (OCS), Optical Fiber and Cable (OFC), and Optical Commercial Operations (OCO). Bell joined Corning in 1991 as a process engineer for the Telecommunications Cable Plant in Hickory, North Carolina. Subsequently, he held a variety of positions in manufacturing and engineering including Plant Manager and Regional Manufacturing Manager. In 2010, Bell established Optical Communication's global product line management group, creating differentiated optical solutions through “next practice” processes. Bell was appointed senior vice president and general manager, Optical Connectivity Solutions in 2012. He was responsible for leveraging capabilities to create integrated solutions, improve reach, and penetrate emerging markets. Prior to joining Corning, Bell served as a Submarine Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from West Virginia University.
Mike Bell