MORRISVILLE, Pa—Gelest Inc. has appointed Jim Whitlock as its chief operating officer.
The firm said the position was created to deepen its senior leadership team in conjunction with its continuing growth.
"I look forward to working with my new colleagues, driving operations excellence to position the company for profitable and sustainable growth, and positively contributing to the company's strategic priorities," Whitlock said in a statement. "I am excited to apply my extensive experience to help the company achieve greater results and drive value."
Whitlock comes to Gelest from Honeywell, where he served as vice president of integrated supply chain for its Performance Materials & Technology business group. Gelest said he brings more than 30 years of experience in the silicones business, including roles as senior vice president and corporate vice president with Dow Corning.
Headquartered in Morrisville, Gelest produces silicones, organosilanes, and metal-organics for advanced technology applications including medical device, life sciences, microelectronics, personal care, and advanced coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers markets.