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, Advanced Engineering Directorate. 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, laser processing, imaging 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.
Michelle’s degree is in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of New Mexico.