Schaumburg, IL, June 5, 2008 – The Professional Agriculture Division of Central Life Sciences, whose founders invented insect growth regulator (IGR) technology more than 30 years ago, is pleased to announce that Katie Carriker has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager focusing on the west coast.
In this role, Carriker will be a member of the Feed Additive sales team, responsible for supporting feed additive fly control products nationally at key accounts. In addition, she will have geographic responsibility serving customers in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
“Katie brings more than 16 years of experience to this role and her knowledge and industry insight will allow her to foster strong customer relationships and proactively address our customers’ needs,” said Mark Taylor, Business Manager for the Professional Agriculture Division of Central Life Sciences.
Prior to joining Central Life Sciences, Carriker worked at a number of companies selling dairy cattle feed additives and organic trace minerals, with the past 10 years serving the western U.S. Prior roles included the Custom Farm Products division of The Pillsbury Company; Bioproducts; Kemin; and Chr. Hansen and Balchem. She also served in the U.S. Army.
Carriker received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences from Cal Poly Pomona and a Master of Science degree in Ruminant Nutrition from the University of Nebraska. She also maintains her Professional Animal Sciences (PAS) certificate.
About Central Life Sciences
The Professional Agriculture Division is part of Central Life Sciences, a strategic business unit of Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT). Central Life Sciences is dedicated to creating healthier environments and making life better for people, plants and companion animals around the world. As inventors of insect growth regulator technology more than 30 years ago, the founders of Central Life Sciences pioneered biorational pest control: using the insect’s chemistry as a means to reduce pest populations. For information about Central Life Sciences call 1-800-248-7763 or visit online at www.centrallifesciences.com .