ST. LOUIS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma- Aldrich® Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) today announced the appointment of Darryl Goss as President of SAFC ® Hitech ( www.sigmaaldrich.com/safchitech), its high-technology custom manufacturing services business unit. As a vertically integrated supplier of critical on-wafer materials to the microelectronics material space, the new appointment reinforces the Company's commitment to drive new products into industry applications. " Darryl Goss has delivered on the SAFC commitment to bring customers the highest quality of products and services," said Gilles Cottier, Sigma-Aldrich Executive Vice President and President of SAFC Commercial. "Darryl is a proven leader who can help us capitalize on significant opportunities and strengthen our unique portfolio aimed at the microelectronics industry." Goss will lead all aspects of SAFC Hitech's commercial efforts, including product development and growth in the Company's Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metalorganic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOVCD), Energy and Display and LED segments. He will also manage the Company's chemical R&D and manufacturing experts, who ensure that high-purity materials meet the quality and service standards demanded by the silicon semiconductor, LED and energy and display markets. Goss most recently served as General Manager for SAFC's Life Science Services business in Europe and Asia. He began his career in Information Technology with IBM and later moved into senior roles in Operations, IT and General Management in the healthcare industry. Goss earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis and received an MBA from the University of Chicago. "I am excited about this opportunity to lead the talented and dedicated team at SAFC Hitech and I look forward to working with our clients and colleagues to deliver success," said Goss.