Picarro Expands Its Presence in Asia and Latin America

Jun 23, 2008, 01:00 ET from Picarro, Inc.

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro has added two senior
 executive level leaders in order to further develop its business in North
 Asia and Latin America. Helio Ventura has assumed the role of Senior
 Director of Business Development for Latin America. Previously, Helio was
 Varian, Inc.'s most senior executive in Latin America, where he
 consistently delivered double digit year over year growth. He was
 responsible for all aspects of Latin American operations including sales,
 service, channel development and general administration. Helio is located
 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
     Nobu Fukatsu has become Senior Director of Business Development for
 North Asia. Nobu is an accomplished international business executive with
 experience spanning three different continents with both startups and large
 companies. Most recently, he was Director of APAC Sales and Business
 Development at Decru, Inc., the worldwide leader in storage security. He
 led the effort to build the company's successful technical partner network
 and reseller channels. Nobu is a graduate of the University of Tokyo and is
 headquartered in Tokyo Japan.
     "We've already seen strong international demand for trace gas analyzers
 based on our unique WS-CRDS (Wavelength-Scanned Cavity Ring Down
 Spectroscopy) technology," states Michael Woelk, Picarro CEO. "With Helio
 and Nobu in place, we'll be able to fully capitalize on that demand, as
 well as develop new markets in those territories."
     Picarro, Inc. is a privately held company dedicated to developing
 instrumentation for the highest sensitivity, precision and accuracy
 measurements of specific molecules of interest in environmental analyses,
 process monitoring, and emissions control. The company is a leader in
 wavelength scanned cavity ring down spectroscopy (WS-CRDS) technology with
 eight exclusive licenses to Stanford University patents and nine of its own
 on WS-CRDS extensions. Visit us at http://www.picarro.com.
     Contact Information:
     Michael R. Woelk, President & CEO, mwoelk@picarro.com, (408) 962-3922

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