MORRISVILLE, PA – Gelest Inc. has named Dr. Jonathan Goff as President of Gelest effective immediately. A 13-year veteran of Gelest, Goff most recently served as Chief Technology Officer.  Having focused on technology, new product development, market introductions, and growing customer relationships throughout his career, Goff is positioned to lead Gelest in its core mission of providing cutting-edge chemical technology, products and services.  Goff holds a Ph.D. in macromolecular science and engineering from Virginia Tech and has over 60 patents and technical publications. 

Goff said, “I am excited to take on this new role. Gelest has a strong technology roadmap for the years to come thanks to the entrepreneurial vision of our previous CEO. We are well positioned for strong growth, and with the support of Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, we will continue to drive through new frontiers of technology and innovation.”

Dr. Barry Arkles, Gelest founder, has officially stepped down from the Chief Executive Officer role effective Dec. 31, 2021. Arkles formed Gelest Inc. in 1991 to develop and manufacture silicon and metal-organic based chemicals. Arkles has accepted the position of Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Temple University.

Arkles said, “I couldn’t be more pleased to have Jonathan take over the reigns at Gelest. His strong grasp of the technology and markets and a leadership style that is at once inclusive and directional gives all stakeholders assurance that the strong growth and innovation that characterizes Gelest will continue. Jonathan brings palpable excitement and creativity to Gelest in his new role.”

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