Canadian Plastics

Materials supplier Gelest names new president

The Morrisville, Pa.-based firm has appointed company veteran Jonathan Goff to the role.

January 20, 2022   Canadian Plastics

Jonathan Goff. Photo Credit: Gelest Inc.

Material science company Gelest Inc. has named Jonathan Goff as its new president.

A 13-year veteran of Morrisville, Pa.-based Gelest, Goff most recently served as the company’s chief technology officer.

Goff holds a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech, and has over 60 patents and technical publications.

“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,” Goff said in a news release. “We are well positioned for strong growth, and with the support of Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., we will continue to drive through new frontiers of technology and innovation.”

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Gelest Founder Barry Arkles, after many years of leadership, has officially stepped down as CEO. Arkles formed Gelest Inc. in 1991 to develop and manufacture silicon and metal-organic based chemicals.

A subsidiary of Mitsubishi, Gelest manufactures and supplies silicones, organosilanes, metal-organics, and specialty monomers for advanced technology end markets including medical devices, life sciences, microelectronics, and personal care.


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