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Your Partner in Complex Specialty Chemical Manufacturing

FAR Chemical is a leader in meeting customer requirements for unique and challenging chemical manufacturing and custom hazardous material packaging needs. We are known for service, safety, quality, flexibility and problem solving. We have deep experience and expertise in handling and processing complex and hazardous chemistries.

Our U.S. production facility in Palm Bay, Florida, has a 35-year history of safe, responsible operations. In addition to custom and toll manufacturing for others, we produce a propriety line of FARMetl™ acetylacetonate products used in a broad range of applications. We are an ISO9001:2015 certified operation and participating member of SOCMA.

The Bound Brook, New Jersey, facility manufactures in accordance with ISO9001 standards and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), providing a full range of support services for the specialty chemical products market with focus on the pharmaceutical, medical products, cosmetic and commercial markets. Products range from simple raw materials to finished formulations to complex high-performance polymers.


We provide a comprehensive range of chemical services including:

We can work from formulations provided by our customers, or can develop the correct chemistry and process to arrive at the required end product.

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Leadership Team

Joe Beatty

Vice President, Commercial & Technology

Joe Beatty is Vice President, Commercial & Technology. He previously served in various executive management, sales, and operations roles in the specialty chemical industry. Before joining FAR, Joe was President, CEO, and Director of Xolve Inc. He served as Managing Director, North America for ColorMatrix Corporation and as Vice President, North America for MetoKote Corporation. He previously held various senior leadership positions with Hexion Specialty Chemicals and its predecessor companies (McWhorter Technologies, Eastman Chemical and Resolution Specialty Materials). Joe began his career in sales in the industrial water treatment industry with WR Grace – Dearborn Division, becoming vice president, sales and marketing. Joe has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Kathie Harrison

Vice President, Finance

Kathie Harrison is Vice President, Finance, of FAR Chemical. Prior to joining FAR in 2018, Kathie served in executive financial roles in a variety of industries, most recently as chief financial officer for a technology company. Kathie has served as the chief financial officer for General Electric's Transportation Division and for United Technologies in its Fire and Security Division. Kathie earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Barton College and a master's of business administration from the University of Phoenix.

Jerry Reddinger

Commercial Director

Jerry Reddinger has served as the Commercial Director for FAR Chemical since early 2016. Over his 20 years in the specialty chemicals industry, Jerry has held various commercial, operations, and technology leadership roles with companies such as Huntsman, Hexion, Evonik, and Ascend Performance Materials. Dr. Reddinger earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and his doctorate in polymer chemistry from the University of Florida.

Ian Chester

Technical Director

Ian Chester leads Research and Development at FAR Chemical and has been with the company since 1991. He oversees the research and development laboratories, quality department, and kilo-lab and pilot plant activities. Prior to joining FAR Chemical, Dr. Chester worked for 18 years in the US and UK pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Chester earned his bachelor's degree with honors and a doctorate degree in chemistry from the University of Hull, United Kingdom.

Doug Miller

Director of Operations

Doug Miller is the Director of Operations, where he is responsible for all manufacturing activities at the Bound Brook site as well as engineering, facilities, procurement, and QA/QC. Doug joined the organization in 2016 and has over 20 years’ experience in engineering and manufacturing in an FDA regulated environment. Prior to joining the organization, Doug held leadership positions at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics where he led both new product development and production engineering teams. Doug is a graduate of Lafayette College, where he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and has an MBA from Rutgers University. He is a certified lean six sigma black belt.  


FAR is part of CPS Performance Materials, a diversified specialty chemicals manufacturer of performance polymers, fine chemicals, and chemical illumination solutions. In 2017, Arsenal Capital Partners created CPS as a new platform focused on specialty polymers and chemicals for high-value end markets, through the acquisition of Cyalume Technologies.

CPS Performance Materials

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