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Leadership Team

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Jonathan Goff


Jonathan is a 15-year veteran of Gelest, most recently serving 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 holds a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech and has over 60 patents and technical publications.

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Edward Kimble

Executive VP

Ed is responsible for the Business Unit, Product Management, Customer Service, and Sales groups. A 25-year veteran of Gelest, Kimble previously served as Applications and Polymer Development Manager as well as Production Chemical Group Supervisor. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University.

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Neville Lockwood

SVP, Operations

As Senior Vice President, Nev is responsible for Manufacturing Operations at Gelest, including safety, production, and supply chain. He has over 25 years of experience in specialty chemical manufacturing operations, maintenance, and projects as well as being an Operational Excellence subject matter expert. Prior to joining Gelest in 2022, Nev held key positions with ICI, Dupont, BASF and Albemarle. Nev has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Churchill College, Cambridge University.

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Jen Predmore

VP, Human Resources

Jen is responsible for overseeing the Human Resources function for Gelest and its subsidiaries. She joined Gelest in 2015 and is a 20-year veteran generalist in the profession with a history of progressive professional growth. Jen began her career as a generalist in the microelectronics manufacturing industry, followed by a lengthy career as a department of “one” with a foreign based microelectronics contract manufacturer leading their US and expatriate HR functions, to her current position as VP of HR at Gelest. Jen graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Temple University and her MBA from LaSalle University. She maintains her SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.

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Santy Sulaiman

VP, Research & Development

Santy is responsible for promoting research initiatives, fostering customer relationships, and supporting operational efficiencies. Santy joined Gelest in 2012 and oversees the Silanes/Metal Organics, Polymer Development, and Acrylates groups, as well as Technical Services & Applications, Research Engineering, and Quality Control. She received her Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan and has published numerous patents and technical articles.

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Jinping Wu

Director, Product Management

Jinping leads Product Management at Gelest, overseeing the company’s product portfolio strategy and driving product line growth. With a decade of experience in the specialty chemical sector, Jinping brings a wealth of knowledge to her role. Prior to joining Gelest in 2020, she held various technical and commercial positions within the specialty plastic, coating, and adhesive segments. Jinping holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering from the University of Akron.

Business Team

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David Gibala

VP/General Manager, Industrial Specialties

David is responsible for commercial operations supporting a broad range of markets including CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, & Elastomers), Microelectronics & Semiconductor, CPI (Chemical Process Industry), and Distribution. He has nearly 30 years in roles ranging from Research & Development, Applications Development, and for the last 14 years in Marketing and Business Development, and Management roles. Prior to joining Gelest in 2018, David spent over 15 years in specialty polymers and also many years in polyurethanes. David holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron and an Executive MBA from Villanova University.

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Craig Smith

VP/General Manager, Life Science

Craig is currently in his 17th year at Gelest, having served in many leadership roles for the company, most recently as VP & GM, Medical Devices. He is responsible for the Life Science segments of Gelest’s overall business. Prior to Gelest, he spent 16 years in various commercial and technical roles in the silicon products and catalyst businesses of the German Industrial Chemical manufacturer Evonik. Craig is an alum of the University of Delaware School of Chemistry and Columbia University School of Business.

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Simon Kirk

VP/General Manager, Microelectronics

Simon joined Gelest in 2023 and is responsible for leading the Microelectronics segment of Gelest’s business. He has more than 40 years of semiconductor experience in various technical and commercial roles, ranging from wafer fab operations to global segment ownership of electronic materials. Prior to joining Gelest, he spent many years with leading electronic materials suppliers such as DuPont and Evonik. Simon holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.