Who we are

A trusted partner for your brand.

Empire Standard is a compliance and quality-focused partner for product development, scaled manufacturing, and fulfillment for the hemp extract industry. 


Product Development

Lean on our team of experts to launch products with a focus on quality, consistency, and scalability. Whether you are adding a new flavor to an existing line, launching a market-disrupting new product, or simply incorporating your brand to one of our existing formulations, we're here to help you get it done. 

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Our automated filling line can accommodate a broad range of supplements including creams, lotions, salves, oils & tinctures, beverages, and more. We can accommodate both small and large batch runs, allowing your brand to enter a new product into the market or scale up an existing line.  



Let us handle the expensive and labor-intensive work of putting together orders and shipping them out - whether it's to a large wholesale account or loyal customer anywhere in the country. Our automated pick-pack-and-ship system allows us to offer highly competitive rates, guaranteed to save you time and money.  We'll even warehouse and track your entire inventory allowing you to focus on the customer, not logistics.


Jim Castetter

Chief Sales Officer


Our leadership combines decades of experience with innovative approaches to the hemp extract marketplace. 

Kaelan Castetter

Kaelan Castetter

Chief Executive Officer

Amman Weaver

Amman Weaver

Chief Operations Officer

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Corinne Devine

Product Development Director

Corinne leads our product development and research while ensuring quality and compliance across all manufacturing. 

Her experience in the cannabis industry includes work as a lab techinican at BAS Research in Berkely, CA where she led formulations for lotions and tincture products. She went on to be the QA/QC Scientist at CHEMISTRY in Oakland in charge enforcing quality standards across all of their products. 


Before joining the Empire team, Corinne was the Product Development Coordinater at Heat Makes Sense, a leader in cosmetic product manufacturing. 


Viraj Mehta

Managing Director of Business Development

Viraj works one-on-one with clients to ensure their vision is reflected in the work we do. He is an experienced project manager, specializing in the legal cannabis sector. In the summer of 2019, he assisted in the management of a 30-acre hemp cultivation project in North Carolina from seed to sale. Viraj has led & consulted on various projects in the sector, leveraging a combination of creative, analytical, and leadership skills. 

Ben Stallman

VP / Sales

Ben leads sales channel development for our partner brands and speicializes in retail storefront merchandising. He earned a Masters of Business Administration at St. John Fisher College while developing wholesale opportunities for the nation's only hemp infused wine before becoming a sales representative at Paychex. 

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Katie Cahill

Business Development Specialist

Katie leads our personal care division, assisting brands in developing high quality, efficacious, and market-ready product lines. 


She has deep experience developing clientele in both the healthcare and hospitality industries.  


James Drake

Operations Director

James is responsible for ensuring quality, consistency, and on-time delivery of manufactured products. He is HACCP certified and leads the traingings of all staff. Developing HACCP plans and implementing our GMP policies is also his responsibility, always ensuring compliance in every batch. 

James has led opertaions for Empire's ledaership team for several years, managing a massive hemp drying operation in the fall of 2019. 


Shakeil Crooke

Production Manager

Shakeil manages the staff and ensure production is on schedule and delivering consistent products. He has decades of experience managing commerical kitchens and ensuring proper quality protocols are met.