Central Life Sciences hires eastern director of sales


September 21, 2020

Larry Motes, BCE

Larry Motes, BCE

Central Life Sciences hired Larry Motes, BCE, to the sales team for its Zoëcon Professional Products division. Motes joins as director of sales – east, supporting the brand’s line of pest control solutions — including Essentria, Gentrol, Precor and Zenprox products.

“With over 30 years of experience in the pest control industry, Larry’s in-depth knowledge in both the vector and pest control industry will make him a strong addition to our dedicated team,” said Tracy L. Harris III, VP of sales for Professional Brands with Central Life Sciences.

Before joining Central Life Sciences, Motes was was most recently a general manager at Greenville, S.C.-based Gregory Pest Solutions. Previously, Motes was the owner of a pest control business in South Carolina for more than five years. He earned his bachelor’s degree in entomology from the University of Georgia.

“Larry’s hiring comes at exactly the right time,” Harris added. “As the Zoëcon product lines continue to grow, Larry’s background will allow him to lead his team to find innovative solutions for pest control problems and promote the many benefits that come with using the Zoëcon product lineup.”

(Editor’s Note: Fun fact about Motes. He was the runner-up to our April 2016 “Caption This” contest, which you can view here.)


Central Life Sciences’ Zoëcon Professional Products offer insect growth regulators, adulticides, and other pest management solutions to control bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, flies, ants, and other pests in both residential and commercial markets.

According to CLS’ online history, Zoëcon was founded by Dr. Carl Djerassi, where his team was able to commercially produce a group of molecules called insect growth regulators (IGRs) which revolutionized insect control by introducing a method that interferes with the development and reproduction of insects. Beginning with methoprene, and the later discovery of hydroprene and kinoprene, these compounds became the building blocks of the comprehensive Zoëcon portfolio of insect control solutions.



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Danielle Pesta

Danielle Pesta is the senior digital media manager at North Coast Media, the parent company of PMP magazine. She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net.

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