Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

January 12th, 2022

CFCM Gelest Jonathan Goff 400Gelest Inc. names Dr. Jonathan Goff as President of Gelest. 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, Jonathan is ideally suited to lead Gelest in its core mission of providing cutting-edge chemical technology, products, and services.

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

Dr. Arkles, Gelest Founder, after many years of leadership, innovation, and globally recognized achievements, has officially stepped down from the Chief Executive Officer role effective December 31, 2021. Dr.Arkles formed Gelest, Inc. in 1991 to develop and manufacture silicon and metal-organic-based chemicals. Dr. Arkles has accepted the position of Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Temple University.

Dr. Arkles stated, “I couldn’t be more pleased to have Jonathan take over the reins at Gelest. His strong grasp of the technology and markets and a leadership style that is inclusive and directional give 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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