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Meet the people of GEL Laboratories, committed to delivering defensible analytical data on time every time.

More than 200 GEL team members dedicate themselves to offering our clients an unwavering commitment to solving their problems and a dedication to meeting their needs. Our "people first" philosophy starts with our management team.

Carey J. Bocklet

Carey J. Bocklet

Chief Operating Officer, GEL Laboratories, LLC

Carey has been with GEL since 1989. She began her career at GEL as an engineer with the environmental consulting division of GEL Laboratories, LLC (now GEL Engineering, LLC) and was the Director of this group for three years before transferring to the laboratory operations in 1998. 

Prior to her career with GEL, Carey worked for 5 years as a process engineer with a major electronics manufacturing firm.  Carey earned a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Clemson University in 1984 and a Master of Business Administration degree from Clemson University in 1988. Carey is married to Dr. R. Cary Bocklet, and they have two sons, Michael and Christopher, that are married and following in their Dad’s footsteps in orthodontics.

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James B. Westmoreland

James B. Westmoreland

Radiochemistry Director

James has been with GEL since 1991. He began his career at GEL Laboratories when radiochemistry services were an emerging need.  Prior to his career with GEL, James worked for five years as a radiochemistry supervisor for a nuclear waste management laboratory.

James earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Bob Jones University in 1987.

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Joanne M. Harley

Joanne M. Harley

Manager of Client Support Services

Joanne has been with GEL since 2002. She began her career at GEL in the sample receiving department.  She also held responsibilities within the organization in the Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) group and was a Project Manager for 9 years.

Joanne earned a B.S. degree in Geology from the College of Charleston in 2000. In 2018, she completed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program.

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