Terregena© Inc. is a privately held marketing and distribution company of products for the agriculture, animal health and veterinary markets worldwide. Terregena© focuses on research based products developed from new technology that are natural — animal, human and environmentally friendly.
Terregena© is dedicated to bringing unique, state-of-the-art technologies and products to the agriculture, animal health and veterinarian communities. Our focus is on providing new “natural” solutions to old problems and supporting you with comprehensive service.
Terregena© focuses on research based products developed from new technologies that are natural – animal, human and environmentally friendly.
Terregena© provides natural, organic biopesticides that are free of toxins for the agricultural, animal health and veterinary markets. Terregena© also provides beneficial insects and ECHO backpack sprayers for a complete pest solution.
James D. (Jim) Skinner
President and CEO
Jim Skinner founded Terregena© Inc. in 2007 to bring new, research-based agricultural technologies to the worldwide marketplace.
In addition to serving as President and CEO of three publicly traded companies, Jim has served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for several multi-national corporations including Phillips Medical Systems and Becton Dickinson, following a successful career in sales and marketing with Johnson and Johnson and Bayer.
Jim has been a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Whitehead Institute at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts and a member of the Editorial Review Board of IVT, a diagnostic industry publication. He has also been a member of the Board of Advisors of Southern Capital Ventures, a venture fund in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; a Founder, former Board and Executive Committee Member and Vice President of the North Carolina Biosciences Industry Organization.
Jim was previously a member of the Board of the Biotechnology Commercialization Centre Fund of the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology of the Ontario (Canada) Government responsible of the assessment, selection and funding of Biotechnology Centres across the province. He also acted as the Chairman of its Emerging Company Section Board of Governors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization as well as a member of the BIO Board of Directors. He also served on the Graduate School Board of Advisors at North Carolina State University and was appointed by Governor James Hunt to Chair the North Carolina Entrepreneurial Board.
Jim’s education includes a MBA with a double major in Finance and Organization Behavior from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Canada; a BA in Economics and Finance from York University in Toronto, Canada; and graduated in Chemical Engineering Technology from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. Jim is a Registered Medical Laboratory Technologist in Immunohematology.
Vice President of Marketing
Charlotte Graham, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has over 25 years experience in economic and business development, marketing and communications with technology based companies ranging in size from start-up, early stage companies to the Fortune 100. She also has extensive experience in state, regional, federal government and trade relations.
Responsibilities have included product development, product launch, product management, advertising and promotion, customer and sales training and manufacturing. More than seven years of experience have been devoted to international marketing and trade functions. She is a gifted communicator and proficient at building strategic, cross-functional and cross-cultural partnerships.
Before joining Terregena© Inc. in 2007, Charlotte was director of government relations for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Heart Association, senior trade specialist with the North Carolina Department of Commerce responsible for promoting North Carolina’s biotechnology industry in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Canada, and global marketing manager for MCI. In addition, Charlotte served as marketing manager of Editek, Inc., a publicly held, biotechnology company producing diagnostic test kits for the veterinary, agricultural and medical markets.
She has served as a committee chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s International Trade Committee.
Charlotte’s education includes a BA in biology and business from St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, North Carolina; an MA in advertising from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continuing education at the University of St. Andrews in Fife, Scotland, and at the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona.
Charlotte is a registered lobbyist in North Carolina and a member of the North Carolina Professional Lobbyist Association.
James J. (Jim) Arends, Ph. D.
President, JABB of the Carolinas
Adjunct Professor, Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University
Owner, S & J Farms Animal Health
Dr. Jim Arends, located in Pine Level, North Carolina, is the developer of the balEnce™ line of products and founder of JABB of the Carolinas, a privately held biological technology corporation formed in 1994 and the manufacturer of Terregena’s balEnce™ BioPesticide. While managing JABB’s manufacturing facility, Jim also conducts research on novel uses of the Beauveria bassiana (Bb) fungus and regularly gives technical presentations to increase awareness of the benefits of the Bb fungus.
In addition to his work with Terregena© Inc. and JABB of the Carolinas, Jim serves as adjunct professor in the Department of Entomology at North Carolina State University and as a consultant to the North Carolina Program for Forensic Science, a joint endeavor between North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology Research Center (OSARC), providing technical support to law enforcement and medical examiners throughout the state on issues relating to medicolegal death investigation.
Prior to founding JABB of the Carolinas, Jim served in several academic staff positions at North Carolina State University including professor in the Department of Entomology and associate member of the Department of Microbiology, Pathology and Parasitology, School of Veterinary Medicine. While pursuing his doctorate, Jim worked as a graduate research assistant in the Fly Research Program at Oklahoma State University.
Jim has been engaged by public and private entities worldwide since 1983 to conduct research in entomology and microbiology. His international experience includes work in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, South America and the Pacific Rim. In addition, Jim has given expert testimony in more than 30 cases involving fly, odor and beetle pest issues including 15 homicide/time determination and/or location of death cases.
Professional organizations of which Jim is a member include the Entomological Society of America, the Southwestern Entomological Society, the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists, the World Association of Veterinary Parasitologists and the American Association of Swine Practitioners.
Jim’s education includes a BA in Biology and Chemistry Education from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA; an MS in entomology from Oklahoma State University; and a PhD in entomology and parasitology from Oklahoma State University.
In addition to his work with Terregena© Inc., JABB of the Carolinas and North Carolina State University, Jim operates S and J Farms Animal Health where he conducts contract research for confined animals on the management of ecto and endo parasites and pests.
Jim has authored and published numerous books/chapters, referenced articles and popular/extension articles.
Below is a list of selected articles from 1996 to the present:
Arends, J.J.: 2003. External Parasites and Poultry Pests. In 11ed. Diseases of Poultry, Ed. B.W. Calnek. Iowa State University Press. Ames, IA.
Arends, J.J.: 2003. The Use of Macrocyclic Lactones to Control Parasites of Pigs. In Macrocyclic Lactones in Antiparasitic Therapy. R.S. Rew and J. Vercruysse Eds. CABI Publishing Wallingford, UK.
Firkins, L.D.; Jones, C.J.; Keen, D.P.; Arends, J.J.; Thompson, L.: King, V.L. and T.L. Skogerboe: 2001. Preventing transmission of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis from infested sows to nursing piglets by a prefarrowing treatment with doramectin injectable solution. Vet Parasitol: 99 (4 ): 323-330.
Arends, J.J. and T.L. Skogerboe: 1999. Persistent efficacy of doramectin and Ivermectin against experimental infestations of Sarcoptes scabiei var suis. Vet Parasitol.: 8 (1): 71-79.
Crawford, P. J.; Brooks, W.M. and J.J. Arends: 1998. Efficacy of field-isolated strains of Beauveria bassiana (Moniiales:Moniliaceae) as microbial control agents of the lesser mealworm (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).: J. Econ. Entomol. 91 (6): 1295-1301.
Geden, C.J.; Arends, J.J.; Rutz, D. A. and D. C. Steinkraus: 1998. Laboratory evaluatio of Beauveria Bassiana (Moniiales:Moniliaceae) against the lesser mealworm, alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae), in poultry litter, soil and a pupal trap. Biological Control 13 (2) 71-77.
Firkins, L.D.; Jones, C.J.; Keen, D.P.; Arends, J.J. 1998. Preventing transmission of Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis from infested sows to nursing piglets by a prefarrowing treatment with doramectin injectable solution. AASP Proceedings July Conf. 43:86.
Arends, J.J.: Skogerboe, T.L. and L.K. Ritzhaupt: 1997. Study Two: Duration of efficacy of Doramectin and Ivermectin against Sarcoptes scabiei var suis. AAVP 42:10.
Arends, J.J.: Skogerboe, T.L. and L.K. Ritzhaupt: 1997. Duration of efficacy of Doramectin and Ivermectin against Sarcoptes scabiei var suis. AASP 28: 125-130.
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