President and CEO
Michael Woelk is a proven leader with a consistent record of building new business for startups and leading companies in the scientific instrument industry. Prior to joining Picarro, Michael was vice president of marketing for Varian Inc.'s world-wide scientific instrument business, where he was responsible for all enterprise-wide in-bound and out-bound marketing processes. Previously, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Ansys Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of sample preparation products for bio-pharmaceutical applications and kits for clinical toxicology screening. Before joining Ansys, Michael was a co-founder of MetaChem Technologies, Inc., an emerging leader in liquid chromatography consumables for life science and environmental markets. MetaChem was acquired by Ansys in 2000. Michael has a B.S. in microbiology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.