Gelest appoints former Honeywell VP as new CEO

Gelest appoints former Honeywell VP as new CEO

5:53 AM, 29th November 2017
Ken Gayer
Most recently, Gayer served as business president of Honeywell Specialty Products of Honeywell International.

MORRISVILLE, US: Gelest Inc has appointment Ken Gayer as its new chief executive officer (CEO).   

Most recently, Gayer served as business president of Honeywell Specialty Products of Honeywell International. Gayer brings more than 20 years of global chemical industry leadership experience to his new role at Gelest.

Prior to his latest role, he had a long tenure at Honeywell in a variety of leadership positions including VP and general manager at Honeywell Fluorine Products; VP of procurement, customer service, trade compliance, transportation and logistics; and global business director of foam and industrial products.

Barry Arkles, who founded Gelest, will remain with Gelest as chief technology officer and as chairman of the board of directors.

In his role as CEO, Gayer will oversee Gelest’s operations across its product portfolio and end markets. He will be based at Gelest’s corporate headquarters in Morrisville, PA.

“We enthusiastically welcome Ken to Gelest. Ken has extensive leadership experience in our field, and he has a proven track record of driving excellence in commercial and operations functions. His leadership will serve Gelest well in its next phase of growth,” said Barry Arkles, founder and chief technology officer, Gelest.

“Gelest is an established leader in silane, silicone and metal-organic chemistries, with a more than 25-year legacy of innovation and deep customer partnerships. I am excited about this opportunity, and I look forward to working closely with our employees, customers, suppliers and communities in the years to come,” said Ken.

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