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Picarro Strengthens Leadership Team with Two New Executives VP of Marketing Suresh Pisharody and VP of Business Development Tim Clark Join as Picarro Expands Product Line Globally into New Verticals

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro Inc. today announced the appointment of two new members to its executive team. Suresh Pisharody has joined the company as vice president of marketing and Tim Clark has joined as vice president of business development for the energy sector. Together, Pisharody and Clark will strengthen Picarro's commercial leadership team as the company continues to gain traction globally with its gas concentration and stable isotope instruments for scientific research and fully-integrated solutions for measuring, reporting, and data archiving of industrial emissions.

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Suresh Pisharody brings to Picarro a powerful combination of proven marketing and strategic leadership experience from the scientific instruments industry and broad engineering expertise honed in multiple industries. A successful marketing professional with far-reaching vision, Pisharody was most recently the director of product marketing at Illumina Inc., the market leader in genetic analysis solutions. At Illumina, Pisharody led a team that grew the company's gene sequencing business into the dominant position in the multi-billion dollar sequencing industry in just five years.

Tim Clark is an accomplished business leader with a record of success orchestrating growth and change within the construction and energy markets. Clark brings to Picarro almost 20 years of experience in the petroleum and natural gas industries, where he held a variety of leadership roles in operations, engineering, and construction. Most recently, Clark was the special project lead for Pacific Gas and Electric with The Spear Group, Inc. where he led the widely publicized project to evaluate Picarro's Surveyor platform for natural gas leak detection. Prior to his role at Spear, Clark served as director at a real estate investment trust in New York City.

"Suresh's background and clarity of focus are ideal to drive our marketing efforts, and Tim's wealth of natural gas industry expertise and amazing ability to get things done will be invaluable to Picarro," said Michael Woelk, CEO of Picarro. "Picarro has blazed trails in the exciting world of atmospheric and ecological research, and now with Tim and Suresh on board we're ready to push into a variety of industrial sectors."

Pisharody and Clark will be based in Picarro's Santa Clara, California headquarters and will report to CEO Michael Woelk. For more information, please contact info@picarro.com.

About Picarro Inc.

Picarro Inc. is the world's leading producer of gas concentration and stable isotope instruments for scientific research and fully-integrated solutions for measuring, reporting, and data archiving industrial emissions. Picarro's products are used in a wide variety of scientific and industrial applications, including: atmospheric science, air quality, ecology, food safety, hydrology, gas leak detection, greenhouse gas measurements, and more. Deployed in places as diverse as the Greenland Ice Cap, airplanes in the Arctic, glacial rivers in China, and the gas leak detection vehicles of major U.S. utilities, Picarro's solutions are unparalleled in their precision, ease of use, portability, and reliability. The company's products are all designed and manufactured at Picarro's Santa Clara, California headquarters and exported to countries worldwide. Picarro's products are based on dozens of patents related to cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) technology. Investors include Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, Focus Ventures, Greylock Partners, Mingxin China Growth Fund, and NTT Finance Corporation.

Media Contact:
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Schwartz MSL
+1.415.512.0770
picarro@schwartzmsl.com

SOURCE Picarro Inc.



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