Cynthia B. Giroux joined the Manufacturing and Engineering division of Corning in 1980 as a metallurgical engineer.
Giroux has held a variety of technical and project management roles in research, development, quality and product engineering. Specifically, she spent over 14 years in the telecommunications sector supporting quality systems at Siecor GmbH, product engineering and quality for Multi-clad Coupler manufacturing and project leader for core process development for the 7th generation of optical fiber manufacturing equipment in Wilmington, N.C. In 1998, Giroux transferred to Corning, N.Y. where she continued work on Corning Optical Fiber product development resulting in technology transfer and launch of SMF-28e™ and MetroCor™ products.
In 2001, Giroux assumed the role of photonic fiber development manager. In 2002, she was named Thin Films and Surfaces research director, and in 2009 she was named research director, Optics and Surface Technologies. In January 2010, she was appointed to her current position. Giroux is active in the Technology Community Women’s Network at Sullivan Park, co-leads corporate fundraising for the Girl Scouts NY/PENN Council.
Giroux holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in metallurgical engineering and materials science from Carnegie-Mellon University.