Jim Loar joined Cool Planet in 2015 as Chief Commercial Officer of the Engineered Biocarbon™ business unit. He was promoted by the Board of Directors to president and CEO of Cool Planet in September of 2016.
He was most recently with the 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. Wilbur-Ellis Company markets and distributes a wide range of agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and ingredients, both domestically and internationally.
Prior to his 13 years with Wilbur-Ellis Company, Loar spent 15 years at Griffin LLC., a leader in crop protection including fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and aquatics.
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.