Dr. Xavier Lafosse
Commercial Technology Director, Advanced Optics / Specialty Materials, Corning Precision Glass Solutions
Lafosse graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Paris and received a doctorate in material physics from Paris University, France.
Lafosse joined Corning in 1995 as a scientist for polymer research and development at the Corning European Technology Center in France. He held several positions in R&D supporting various Corning businesses.
In 2007, he relocated with his family to Corning, NY and was appointed business technology director for Specialty Materials. In this position, he established critical technical capabilities in support of Corning® Gorilla® Glass business growth, and he contributed to several new product introductions.
In 2019, he was appointed commercial technology director, Advanced Optics and Precision Glass Solutions. In this role, he works with customers and industry leaders to identify new trends and opportunities and drive the technology road mapping process.