Michael Woelk Joins Picarro as President and CEO

    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."
     About Picarro
     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 info@picarro.com or
 visit http://www.picarro.com.
      Contacts:  Picarro
                 Luc Ceuppens
                 +1 (408) 962-3965

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