Gelest Inc. recently announced it has appointed John Sobchak to the newly created position of chief financial officer (CFO).

“John has a long history of leading the financial functions of successful, high-growth specialty chemical companies, and we are excited to have him join Gelest at such a pivotal time,” said Ken Gayer, CEO. “The expansion of our senior leadership team reflects Gelest’s commitment to growth as a globally recognized leading innovator and manufacturer of highly value-added advanced materials.”

Sobchak previously worked at pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturer AMPAC Fine Chemicals, where he was CFO for the past four years. Earlier in his career, he served as CFO of KMG Chemicals for more than 12 years. 

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