Who We Are

CJB Applied Technologies accelerates product development and turns business ideas into cashflow quickly.

We bring our customers development solutions for crop protection, antimicrobials and pesticides, coatings and adhesives, automotive, and industrial markets. CJB Applied Technologies’ integrated approach to agricultural formulation development helps you grow your competitive edge in the market while gaining access to your new markets faster.

Our laboratory, commercial scale-up and pilot plant production services, as well as our commitment to your success, will bring you the results you need!

At CJB Applied Technologies, we work with you and respect your rights to protect and own your intellectual property. We move through the product cycle — development, formulation, testing, scale-up, and packaging — with efficiency and ease.

Jimmy LeFiles

Jimmy has over 35 years of experience in the chemical and product formulation industries. He worked for DuPont and Griffin Corporation for years before joining CJB Applied Technologies in 2015. He has worked extensively in formulation development and has experience in lean manufacturing, regulatory affairs, new product development, quality control management, and intellectual property management. Jimmy graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Ron Levin

After 25 years of chemicals technology, marketing, and strategy, Ron joined CJB in 2014. Ron joined CJB Applied Technologies in 2015 and has been working with firms in Ag Chemicals, Ag Biotechnology, and other industries to commercialize their development plans. Ron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Indiana University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University.

James Loar

James M. Loar (“Jim”) joins CJB Companies as the Chief Commercial Officer for CJB Applied Technologies, LLC. For the past 5 years, he worked for Cool Planet, most recently as President and CEO. Prior to Cool Planet Jim 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. Jim spends time outside of the office working on his pecan farm. Loar 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.

Drew Patterson

Drew has been working with CJB Industries for 11 years. In 2015, he moved to CJB Applied Technologies where he lends his expertise to the team helping with formulations and pilot batch productions. His extensive knowledge of how chemical products work, how the required equipment is used, and how the company operates helps customers feel at ease working with CJB Applied Technologies. Drew graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Amanda Lupo

Amanda joined the CJB Applied Technologies team in 2020. She helps with handling the business and logistics side of our Research and Development efforts. Her role involves project organization, customer relations, inventory management, data control, shipping, and receiving. Her agricultural background has given her experience in farm operations, marketing, and customer service. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness and a Masters of Agribusiness from the University of Georgia, earning both in just four years.

Sedra Beckman

Sedra found her career calling while serving in the U.S. Air Force as a generator mechanic placed in charge of safety for a 500-person squadron. After leaving the military, she worked as a safety officer for an electrical contractor as well as a safety specialist for the State of Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Sedra joined CJB Industries in 2011 and covers the health, safety, environmental compliance and security of CJB Applied Technologies as well. Sedra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University and is an active member of SOCMA (Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates) ChemStewards EHS Committee.