SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro, a leading
manufacturer of high-performance trace gas analyzers, today announced that
Michael Woelk has joined the company as president and chief executive
officer. Previously, he served as vice president of marketing at Varian,
Inc., overseeing the company's scientific instrument business. Mr. Woelk
will replace Bill Gignac, who will remain with the company.
"I am extremely excited to join Picarro as I believe the company has a
tremendous opportunity for growth in the vast scientific instruments and
process control markets," said Mr. Woelk. "Picarro has developed a series
of ultra-high performance analyzers based on technology that has the
potential to solve many real-world problems for customers around the globe.
I look forward to working with the talented team of professionals at
Picarro to continue to build upon the company's success and to extend its
leadership position in the market."
"Picarro is experiencing significant growth as its groundbreaking
technology is rapidly gaining acceptance in the industry," said Alex
Balkanski, general partner at Benchmark Capital and a member of Picarro's
Board of Directors. "The Board is extremely pleased to have someone of
Michael's caliber join the company. With his proven record in building,
growing and leading companies in the scientific instrument industry,
Michael will be able to guide the company through its next stage."
Picarro's instruments set new standards for sensitivity, speed,
selectivity and ease-of-use in trace gas detection, which enables customers
to achieve dramatic improvements in measurement precision, reliability and
cost of ownership. The company serves the needs of customers across a
diverse range of markets. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
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