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Valdosta, GA – CJB Applied Technologies, LLC
is pleased to announce James
M. Loar (“Jim”) has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer, where he will lead global commercial activities related to innovation, contract development and manufacturing.

“We are pleased to have Jim join our CJB team,” said President & CEO Clinton Beeland. “Jim brings a wealth of industry knowledge from both a manufacturing and end-use market perspective, and we look forward to drawing from his expertise and leadership as we continue to grow and expand our business.”

Loar comes to CJB from Cool Planet, where he worked for the past 5 years, most recently as President and CEO. Prior to Cool Planet, he spent 14 years with Wilbur-Ellis Company, the fourth-largest agricultural retailer in the U.S., where he served as Vice President of Operations for the $2.1 billion Ag Division. Before joining Wilbur-Ellis, Loar spent 15 years at Griffin LLC., a leader in crop protection, turf, nursery, ornamental and aquatic product development, manufacturing and marketing.

Outside the office, Loar spends his time working on his pecan farm. He received his Bachelor of Nautical Science from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY, and his Master of Business Administration from Ohio University in Athens, OH. He served in the United States Naval Reserve for 10 years.

CJB Applied Technologies to Open New Facility

CJB Applied Technologies recently completed construction and has moved its operations to a new state of the art technology center. The new site provides over 10,000 square feet of office, lab and pilot plant areas, as well as a spacious greenhouse. The facility will provide enhanced capabilities for formulation development and optimization, test method development, analytical testing, product performance testing, commercial scale-up, and more. The new contract development focused site is an investment in the customers served by CJB Applied Technologies.