SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 23 — 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.