- MBA, Cornell University,
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Delhi College of Engineering
- Precision Glass Solutions Commercial Director since 2017
- Former Managing Director of Corning India & Optical Communications Operations
- Various additional positions in management, commercial, M&A, and business development for Corning in the U.S., China, & Taiwan
Rustom Desai is currently director commercial operations, Precision Glass Solutions (PGS), Corning. He is responsible for driving profitable revenue growth in this business focused on the use of glass in semiconductor applications. He leads the product line management, sales, customer service, application engineering and marketing communications functions for PGS.
Prior to this, Rustom was managing director, Corning India and Optical Communications Operations. He had leadership responsibility for building Corning’s Optical Communications’ presence in this emerging market. This included the build and start-up of Corning’s first optical fiber plant in India, establishment of a stable (and growing) customer base, and delivery of Corning’s government affairs objectives. During this time, Rustom became an influential voice for Corning and for other international companies operating in India-and was nominated to the National Executive Board of AMCHAM India (chair, Manufacturing Committee), and to the Broadband Committee for the Confederation of Indian Industries.
Rustom joined Corning in 1995 and has held general management, commercial, M&A, and business development positions during this period. He has lived and worked in the United States, China, Taiwan, and India.
Rustom has a master's degree in business administration from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Delhi College of Engineering