Seminars for the Industry: The Next Generation in Automotive Glass

Thomas Cleary

Thomas Cleary

The hard-hitting educational line-up continues to meet the needs of the automotive glass industry. Experts have been hand-selected to speak on areas to help increase your knowledge and provide an unsurpassed experience for all in attendance.

Join the industry at Auto Glass Week™ 2016, October 5-7, and learn from the best in the business. The three-day event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas.

Thursday, October 6 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | The Next Generation in Automotive Glass

A product first used in smartphones in 2007, Corning Gorilla Glass has shown hints of crossing over into the automotive marketplace for years. Now it has happened. Ford and Corning have teamed up to bring this innovation to the Ford GT model windshield. It will likely be the first of many vehicles to feature this new hybrid technology. Learn what this new glass means for the AGRR industry and what technicians expect when replacing or repairing it, and see the toughness of this windshield in action.

Speaker: Thomas Cleary, Corning Incorporated’s reliability manager for Corning Automotive Glass.

Educational seminars are tentative and subject to change. To view full descriptions and further details, please click here.

Take advantage of this opportunity to hear from the best in the industry. Register today to take part in the full educational offerings. Act soon as pre-registration discounts end September 16.

Join us in San Antonio and support the event that is educationally driven, professionally focused and dedicated to your success every year. To learn more about Auto Glass Week, visit

About the Speaker

Thomas M. Cleary obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in ceramic engineering from Alfred University in the years 1992 and 1994. After his collegiate career, he worked for more than 15 years in the automotive glazing industry at Ford Motor Co.’s glass division/Visteon/ACH LLC/Zeledyne Corp. where he specialized in the area of glazing robustness and reliability. He was named technical fellow (while at Visteon) and served as manager of advanced technology, research and development (Zeledyne). In 2010, Cleary returned to his hometown of Corning, N.Y., and began his employment at Corning Inc. where he currently serves as the manager of the reliability sciences department.

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