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CLS Announces Retirement of Pate and Warns

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Charles (Charlie) Pate and H.F. Warns have retired from the company's Zoëcon Professional Products division.

| March 27, 2014

From left to right: Charlie Pate, Dan Ariaz and H.F. Warns at Pate and Warns’ retirement dinner.

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Central Life Sciences announced the retirement of Charles (Charlie) Pate and H.F. Warns from the Zoëcon Professional Products division.

Charlie Pate was the mid-Atlantic region manager for Zoëcon Professional Products (ZPP) where he was responsible for the vector and professional pest management markets. A 23-year employee of Central Life Sciences, Pate has contributed to the advancement of public health vector control as a supplier, educator, practitioner and professional association board member. These involvements led him to earn the Zoëcon Outstanding Sales Achievement Award and the Georgia Pest Control Association Pioneer Award.

“Charlie’s unsurpassed technical expertise and dedication to the goals of the mosquito control profession allowed him to become one of our most consistent and successful salespeople and an extremely influential leader within his division,” said Larry Smith, Director of Sales for Central Life Sciences. “We have greatly enjoyed working with Charlie and wish him well in retirement.”

Previously, Charlie worked for other large companies in the chemical industry as regional manager and at the Florida Department of Health as the district entomologist. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Clemson University and a Master of Science degree in medical entomology from the University of Georgia and has served on several state and regional mosquito and pest control association committees.

H.F. Warns was the south central regional manager for the ZPP division of Central Life Sciences and was responsible for the vector and professional pest management markets. A 15-year employee of Central Life Sciences, Warns has successfully launched and established more than a dozen new products, developed and presented training programs for both the pest management and vector markets, while significantly impacting the company’s sales growth throughout the years. During his time at the company, Warns has earned numerous awards and recognitions including being named Salesman of the Year twice. He is also an accomplished speaker who has presented seminars on industry topics across the United States.

“In his 15 years with the company, H.F. has earned an exemplary reputation for sales achievement, very strong customer relationships and a well-rounded yet thorough knowledge of both the pest and vector control industries,” said Smith. “He was a crucial member of the ZPP team and his presence will definitely be missed, but we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

Boasting a military background and previous positions with a variety of large chemical companies, H.F. Warns is a graduate of Texas A&M University and has concluded his career in the pest control industry after 30 successful years.
 

 

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