Picarro Expands Its Presence in Asia and Latin America

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.

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