Gelest, Inc. has promoted Edward Kimble to vice-president of product management. Reporting to Joel Zazyczny, executive vice-president, Kimble leads the company’s product management team for the silane, silicone, and metal-organic product lines, with a primary focus on product marketing, product demand, and on developing pricing strategies that drive company profitability. Kimble’s promotion follows a five-year tenure as Gelest’s product manager for silicones and performance products. An 18-year veteran of the company, Kimble previously served as applications and polymer development manager, production chemical group supervisor, and process development chemist.