Zoëcon expands sales team 


April 28, 2015


Central Life Sciences has announced three promotions and three new additions to its Zoëcon Professional Products sales team. Ed Bredemeyer and Loren Cunnington have both been promoted to the role of director of sales, and Mel Whitson has been promoted to senior Field Technical Service Manager. The three recent hires include Gary Ross, South Central region manager; Bill Barrs, Florida region manager; and Eric Picard as Northeast region manager.

“With the recent expansion to our product line and significant sales growth we’ve experienced  in the last couple of years, these changes to our growing staff make us better positioned to accommodate our customers and deliver the same level of service they’ve come to expect,” says Larry Smith, senior director of sales for Central Life Sciences.

Bredemeyer, most recently acting as South Central region manager, brings more than 17 years of industry experience to the role of Director of Sales, Western Region. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and resides in San Antonio.

Formerly Midwest region manager, Cunnington was promoted to Director of Sales, Eastern Region. A nine-year veteran with the Zoëcon Professional Products sales team, he holds a degree in turfgrass management from Michigan State University and currently resides in Zionsville, Ind.

Transitioning from his position as Florida region manager, Whitson will now act in the newly created role of Senior Field Technical Service Manager. A member of the Zoëcon Professional Products team for 12 years, he is now responsible for product research including field studies and working with the product development team. Whitson graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in entomology and nematology with a specialization in urban pest management. He lives in Palm Bay, Fla.

Ross comes to the Zoëcon Professional Products sales team as Region Manager for the South Central Region and will oversee national sales of Rotenone. Ross has more than 30 years of experience with Envincio LLC (formerly Prentiss LLC), a company recently acquired by Central Life Sciences. He has a degree in technical horticulture from Texas State Tech, and currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

Barrs brings nearly 30 years of industry experience with Univar USA to the role of Region Manager for the Florida Region, where he will oversee professional pest control and vector sales. Barrs holds a bachelor’s degree in entomology from the University of Florida, and currently lives in Tampa, Fla.

Picard joins the Zoëcon Professional Products sales team as the Region Manager for the Northeast Region. He will oversee professional pest control sales in the region, while current Region Manager Jeff O’Neil will now focus exclusively on vector sales. Picard has served as sales representative for both Univar USA and Essco, and he graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a concentration in psychology and communications. He currently resides in Danvers, Mass.


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