MORRISVILLE, PA – Gelest Inc., Morrisville, PA, has established a dedicated Logistics and Fulfillment Department to improve efficiencies, reliability and overall performance. Comprised of its Shipping & Receiving, Customer Service, and Procurement departments plus affiliate LivChem Logistics, the new department is directed by Executive Vice President Joel Zazyczny.
"As Gelest prepares for its future, we created this new team to support customers within advanced technology markets and to meet the requirements expected of a specialty chemicals manufacturer,” said Zazyczny.
Aligning resources to lead the new department, Gelest announced a new management structure. Michael Skeuse joined Gelest as Research Chemicals Logistics Manager for the Shipping Department. Skeuse’s responsibilities include managing the shipping team and associated vital logistics functions. Skeuse came to Gelest with more than 15 years of experience, 10 of which were at Reagent Chemical in various logistics and sales management roles. Prior to joining Gelest, he managed a multi-location site at Reagent’s West Virginia facility.
Greg Vuk, a 16-year Gelest veteran, was named Bulk Logistics and Receiving Manager. An expert in chemical handling and regulations, Vuk works with Skeuse to manage the Logistics Department and ensure that Gelest meets customer requirements in a timely manner.
Gabrielle Lockwood, who has been with Gelest for 10 years, was appointed Communications and Customer Service Manager. Lockwood’s responsibilities include planning, coordinating and controlling the activities of Gelest’s customer service team. She will work to enhance customer relationships and provide marketing and communication support.
Sean Nichols joined Gelest as Global Sourcing & Procurement Manager, responsible for procuring raw materials for the company’s manufacturing operations. He came to Gelest following a five-year tenure as Operations Manager in the manufacturing division of Haas Group International, West Chester, PA. Prior to his promotion to Operations Manager, Nichols worked as a Research & Development Chemist and as a Purchasing Manager.
LivChem Logistics, located in Frankfurt, Germany and managed by Yvonne Jambresic, is the sole European affiliate of Gelest Inc. It offers more than 3,000 silanes, silicones and metal-organics to the EU market up to commercial scale.