Meet Our Gas Team

Aaron Bolton

Field Applications Engineer
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Aaron Bolton

Field Applications Engineer

Aaron currently resides in Chicago, IL. He comes from a natural gas background as he was a Leak surveyor for over 2.5 years which lead him to Picarro fleet manager where he operated the day-to-day management as well as data analysis at his past company. A little of what he enjoys outside of work is being outdoors (hiking, backpacking, exploring, running). He is also a massive soccer fan, specifically of the EPL (Manchester United).

Aaron Bolton

Field Applications Engineer

Aaron currently resides in Chicago, IL. He comes from a natural gas background as he was a Leak surveyor for over 2.5 years which lead him to Picarro fleet manager where he operated the day-to-day management as well as data analysis at his past company. A little of what he enjoys outside of work is being outdoors (hiking, backpacking, exploring, running). He is also a massive soccer fan, specifically of the EPL (Manchester United).

Alan Ly

Engineering & Operations Analyst
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Alan Ly

Engineering & Operations Analyst

Born and raised in San Francisco, Electrical Engineering degree from SFSU. In my spare time I am a runner who have participated in multiple half marathon events and hobbyist who tinkers with electronics + 3D printing.

Alan Ly

Engineering & Operations Analyst

Born and raised in San Francisco, Electrical Engineering degree from SFSU. In my spare time I am a runner who have participated in multiple half marathon events and hobbyist who tinkers with electronics + 3D printing.

Alberto Rigamonti

Technical Support Engineer
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Alberto Rigamonti

Technical Support Engineer

Alberto is a Technical Support Engineer. Born in Italy in Milan, Alberto grew up in Switzerland, where he obtained his BSc in mechanical engineering and his MSc in mechatronics in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne. After working in the engineering design departments of Logitech and Datalogic on quality testing of consumer products, he worked at CERN, focusing on the structural compliance and qualification of large particle physics detector structures such as ProtoDUNE and ICARUS detectors. Outside of working hours, Alberto enjoys playing music, travelling, reading, and playing basketball.

Alberto Rigamonti

Technical Support Engineer

Alberto is a Technical Support Engineer. Born in Italy in Milan, Alberto grew up in Switzerland, where he obtained his BSc in mechanical engineering and his MSc in mechatronics in Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne. After working in the engineering design departments of Logitech and Datalogic on quality testing of consumer products, he worked at CERN, focusing on the structural compliance and qualification of large particle physics detector structures such as ProtoDUNE and ICARUS detectors. Outside of working hours, Alberto enjoys playing music, travelling, reading, and playing basketball.

Andre Bals

Managing Director, EMEA
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Andre Bals

Managing Director, EMEA

Andre is responsible for our “Gas” business in Europe. He has founded, structured and grown the European offices since 2010, focusing on “Environment” and then on developing the European “Gas” entity. Andre has gained experience in environmental metrology since he started its own company “Omnisens”, a high-tech venture active in integrity monitoring of large energy infrastructures (downstream pipeline leak detection, offshore exploration and power cable monitoring) and eventually sold it to Prysmian group in 2021. During his startup early days he co-developed a trace gas technology for monitoring environmental and semiconductor molecular contamination. His technical background combined with an acute appetite for business development, sales and strategy has successfully led the Picarro team in Europe for now over 12 years. Andre started his career as a consultant at Arthur Anderson in Geneva, he holds an M.A. in materials and engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne and University of California, Los Angeles. In his free time, Andre will be found sailing or skiing in the Alps.

Andre Bals

Managing Director, EMEA

Andre is responsible for our “Gas” business in Europe. He has founded, structured and grown the European offices since 2010, focusing on “Environment” and then on developing the European “Gas” entity. Andre has gained experience in environmental metrology since he started its own company “Omnisens”, a high-tech venture active in integrity monitoring of large energy infrastructures (downstream pipeline leak detection, offshore exploration and power cable monitoring) and eventually sold it to Prysmian group in 2021. During his startup early days he co-developed a trace gas technology for monitoring environmental and semiconductor molecular contamination. His technical background combined with an acute appetite for business development, sales and strategy has successfully led the Picarro team in Europe for now over 12 years. Andre started his career as a consultant at Arthur Anderson in Geneva, he holds an M.A. in materials and engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Lausanne and University of California, Los Angeles. In his free time, Andre will be found sailing or skiing in the Alps.

Andrew Kidd

Product Manager
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Andrew Kidd

Product Manager

Andrew is a member of the team of Field Application Engineers who are responsible for the deployment and ongoing support of Picarro’s Energy customers. His unique blend of operational, diagnostic, and customer satisfaction skills were honed during his prior career as a small business owner in the automotive aftermarket industry, where he spent 10 years developing and supporting products of his own. Andrew is an avid automotive and racing enthusiast and a Bay Area native.

Andrew Kidd

Product Manager

Andrew is a member of the team of Field Application Engineers who are responsible for the deployment and ongoing support of Picarro’s Energy customers. His unique blend of operational, diagnostic, and customer satisfaction skills were honed during his prior career as a small business owner in the automotive aftermarket industry, where he spent 10 years developing and supporting products of his own. Andrew is an avid automotive and racing enthusiast and a Bay Area native.

Bastien Schmitt

Project Manager, EMEA
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Bastien Schmitt

Project Manager, EMEA

Born and raised in France, Bastien is holding a master degree in mechanical engineering from IFMA in Clermont Ferrand, the city where Michelin tire was born.  In his role as a project manager at Picarro, he uses his experience with projects and customer relationship from an earlier career in industry (automotive, railway, aerospace). He has been living in Czech Republic for a while as well as in Italy which makes him feel comfortable in all European countries. Feel free to speak to Bastien in 4 languages: English, French, Italian or Czech. When he is not in front of his laptop, you can probably find him in his garage fixing his Ducati.

Bastien Schmitt

Project Manager, EMEA

Born and raised in France, Bastien is holding a master degree in mechanical engineering from IFMA in Clermont Ferrand, the city where Michelin tire was born.  In his role as a project manager at Picarro, he uses his experience with projects and customer relationship from an earlier career in industry (automotive, railway, aerospace). He has been living in Czech Republic for a while as well as in Italy which makes him feel comfortable in all European countries. Feel free to speak to Bastien in 4 languages: English, French, Italian or Czech. When he is not in front of his laptop, you can probably find him in his garage fixing his Ducati.

Brad Ballard

Field Application Engineer
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Brad Ballard

Field Application Engineer

Brad joined Picarro back in 2015 as a technician working with R&D products in the lab but now managers their applications out in the world. As a Field Application Engineer, he is the technical point of contact for two of our utility partners -- DTE Energy and Baltimore Gas and Electric. Previously Brad was in the US Navy from 2007-2012 and has an educational background in Economics (from Ohio State and SJSU) and Computer Science (from Illinois). If not working from his home in Denver, CO, Brad spends his time on the road making customer visits, conducting field trials for potential new partners, or teaching himself new things. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and has completed two four-month-long, 20+ country trips around the world in 2012 (solo) and in 2019 (with his wife), visiting 6 continents and 50 countries in total (so far…). 

Brad Ballard

Field Application Engineer

Brad joined Picarro back in 2015 as a technician working with R&D products in the lab but now managers their applications out in the world. As a Field Application Engineer, he is the technical point of contact for two of our utility partners -- DTE Energy and Baltimore Gas and Electric. Previously Brad was in the US Navy from 2007-2012 and has an educational background in Economics (from Ohio State and SJSU) and Computer Science (from Illinois). If not working from his home in Denver, CO, Brad spends his time on the road making customer visits, conducting field trials for potential new partners, or teaching himself new things. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and has completed two four-month-long, 20+ country trips around the world in 2012 (solo) and in 2019 (with his wife), visiting 6 continents and 50 countries in total (so far…). 

Brian Perrotta

Sr. Field Application Engineer
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Brian Perrotta

Sr. Field Application Engineer

Brian comes from a having an extensive technical background with many years of experience in software development in various sectors including Mobile Communications, IOT, and Semiconductor markets. Brian holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Redlands. He has always been comfortable working directly with customers and has a knack for evangelising and broadening adoption of new technologies. After starting with Picarro, he has built upon his robust skillset, one which leverages his extensive technical knowledge with the desire to make the world a safe and clean place to live.

Brian Perrotta

Sr. Field Application Engineer

Brian comes from a having an extensive technical background with many years of experience in software development in various sectors including Mobile Communications, IOT, and Semiconductor markets. Brian holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Redlands. He has always been comfortable working directly with customers and has a knack for evangelising and broadening adoption of new technologies. After starting with Picarro, he has built upon his robust skillset, one which leverages his extensive technical knowledge with the desire to make the world a safe and clean place to live.

Carlos Sanchez
Carlos Sanchez
Carlos Sanchez

Carlos Sanchez

Field Applications Engineer
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Carlos Sanchez

Carlos Sanchez

Field Applications Engineer

Carlos' full name is Juan Carlos Sanchez; although, he prefers to be called Carlos. Carlos is from a tiny town in Illinois, where he earned an associate's degree in arts before going on to Northern Illinois University to pursue a bachelor's degree in applied management. He has been working in the gas utilities industry for the past two and a half years, first as a leak survey technician and subsequently as a project manager for the Picarro fleet. He is beyond excited to join Picarro as a Field Applications Engineer, and looks forward to working with everyone. When he is not working, he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.

Carlos Sanchez

Carlos Sanchez

Field Applications Engineer

Carlos' full name is Juan Carlos Sanchez; although, he prefers to be called Carlos. Carlos is from a tiny town in Illinois, where he earned an associate's degree in arts before going on to Northern Illinois University to pursue a bachelor's degree in applied management. He has been working in the gas utilities industry for the past two and a half years, first as a leak survey technician and subsequently as a project manager for the Picarro fleet. He is beyond excited to join Picarro as a Field Applications Engineer, and looks forward to working with everyone. When he is not working, he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family.

Christian Urabl
Christian Urabl
Christian Urabl

Dr. Christian Urabl

Director, Sales and Client Engagement
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Christian Urabl

Dr. Christian Urabl

Director, Sales and Client Engagement

Christian has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and communications sector as engineer, manager and leader for various international companies like ABB, Siemens, Vinci, AF/AFRY, and Stucky. He has worked in various countries in Asia, Africa, the GCC, the Americas and Europe. He is responsible for the DACH market within Picarro.
Christian holds an M. Sc. In electrical engineering from the Technical University of Graz, Austria, an MBA from the Montanuniversity in Leoben, Austria and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

Christian Urabl

Dr. Christian Urabl

Director, Sales and Client Engagement

Christian has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and communications sector as engineer, manager and leader for various international companies like ABB, Siemens, Vinci, AF/AFRY, and Stucky. He has worked in various countries in Asia, Africa, the GCC, the Americas and Europe. He is responsible for the DACH market within Picarro.
Christian holds an M. Sc. In electrical engineering from the Technical University of Graz, Austria, an MBA from the Montanuniversity in Leoben, Austria and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Bruno Gama

Director, Sales and Client Engagement
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Dr. Bruno Gama

Director, Sales and Client Engagement

Bruno Gama has over 20 years of experience in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the energy industry. Bruno joined Picarro in December 2021 and is responsible for sales, business development and client engagement in EMEA for Picarro’s energy business. Prior to joining Picarro, Bruno worked at Shell as a Senior Economist in Americas. He later joined the Strategic Planning group of Mubadala Petroleum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bruno also worked in various senior management roles in Quorum Software, including sales, business development, project management and project execution. Bruno holds a Doctorate from EU Business School in Switzerland, an MBA from IE Business School in Spain, M.S in Regulation of the Energy Industry from Unifacs and B.A in Economics from UFF, both in Brazil. Bruno is a certified Project Manager (PMP and PRINCE2 Practitioner).

Dr. Bruno Gama

Director, Sales and Client Engagement

Bruno Gama has over 20 years of experience in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the energy industry. Bruno joined Picarro in December 2021 and is responsible for sales, business development and client engagement in EMEA for Picarro’s energy business. Prior to joining Picarro, Bruno worked at Shell as a Senior Economist in Americas. He later joined the Strategic Planning group of Mubadala Petroleum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bruno also worked in various senior management roles in Quorum Software, including sales, business development, project management and project execution. Bruno holds a Doctorate from EU Business School in Switzerland, an MBA from IE Business School in Spain, M.S in Regulation of the Energy Industry from Unifacs and B.A in Economics from UFF, both in Brazil. Bruno is a certified Project Manager (PMP and PRINCE2 Practitioner).

Daniel Howard

Field Application Engineer
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Daniel Howard

Field Application Engineer

Born and raised near Columbus, Ohio, Dan's career previously had him in all phases of the automotive industry. Early retail management and wholesale sales roles lead to a stint on the design and manufacturing side in the high performance aftermarket in Southern California from 2016 – 2019. There, he was fully immersed in the Motorsports side of the industry, where he plays a key role to this day. He brings a strong technical mind, mechanical aptitude and a sales and support temperament to the FAE role to support and grow our Energy solution fleet. Dan is also a Crew Chief for a professional race team in IMSA's MX5 Cup, an avid outdoorsman, cyclist and amateur car racer himself with 2x NASA National Championships.

Daniel Howard

Field Application Engineer

Born and raised near Columbus, Ohio, Dan's career previously had him in all phases of the automotive industry. Early retail management and wholesale sales roles lead to a stint on the design and manufacturing side in the high performance aftermarket in Southern California from 2016 – 2019. There, he was fully immersed in the Motorsports side of the industry, where he plays a key role to this day. He brings a strong technical mind, mechanical aptitude and a sales and support temperament to the FAE role to support and grow our Energy solution fleet. Dan is also a Crew Chief for a professional race team in IMSA's MX5 Cup, an avid outdoorsman, cyclist and amateur car racer himself with 2x NASA National Championships.

Doug Ward

Director, Gas Sales & Marketing
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Doug Ward

Director, Gas Sales & Marketing

Doug Ward is a seasoned natural gas industry leader with 30+ years of experience in business unit leadership, engineering, operations, and business development.  He is currently the Director of Gas Sales & Marketing at Picarro.  Before joining the Picarro team, Doug’s work experiences included working at Chesapeake Utilities Corporation where he led their Aspire Energy subsidiary.  Doug began his career working for CenterPoint Energy for 20+ years serving in various leadership roles including leading regional gas utility services, engineering, construction, and operations functions.  Doug has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and a MBA from the University of Houston-Victoria.  He is also a licensed Professional Engineer.

Doug Ward

Director, Gas Sales & Marketing

Doug Ward is a seasoned natural gas industry leader with 30+ years of experience in business unit leadership, engineering, operations, and business development.  He is currently the Director of Gas Sales & Marketing at Picarro.  Before joining the Picarro team, Doug’s work experiences included working at Chesapeake Utilities Corporation where he led their Aspire Energy subsidiary.  Doug began his career working for CenterPoint Energy for 20+ years serving in various leadership roles including leading regional gas utility services, engineering, construction, and operations functions.  Doug has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana Tech University, and a MBA from the University of Houston-Victoria.  He is also a licensed Professional Engineer.

Dr. Eric Chan

Field Application Engineer
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Dr. Eric Chan

Field Application Engineer

Eric is an oceanographer, with a Ph.D./M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Biotechnology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His past research focused on geochemical processes such as microbial methane oxidation and hydrothermal fluid dynamics under the earth's oceans. His wide interests ranging from the sciences to engineering allowed him to excel in research missions in the Arctic and half the world's oceans for more than a decade. Now he is using his expertise at Picarro to help its partners succeed in the energy landscape. When Eric is not working, he's spending time outdoors with his dogs, camping, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, or playing beach volleyball.

Dr. Eric Chan

Field Application Engineer

Eric is an oceanographer, with a Ph.D./M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Biotechnology from the Rochester Institute of Technology. His past research focused on geochemical processes such as microbial methane oxidation and hydrothermal fluid dynamics under the earth's oceans. His wide interests ranging from the sciences to engineering allowed him to excel in research missions in the Arctic and half the world's oceans for more than a decade. Now he is using his expertise at Picarro to help its partners succeed in the energy landscape. When Eric is not working, he's spending time outdoors with his dogs, camping, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, or playing beach volleyball.

Francesco Ciocca

Program Manager, EMEA
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Francesco Ciocca

Program Manager, EMEA

Francesco Ciocca

Program Manager, EMEA

Francois Rongere

Sr. Director, Solution Architect, Climate and Safety
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Francois Rongere

Sr. Director, Solution Architect, Climate and Safety

Francois Rongere has more than 30 years of experience in the development of advanced technologies and products for electricity generation, energy use and gas operations. Most recently, he was the head of the R&D and Innovation team for Gas Operations at PG&E, that he led to national recognition in 2018. His key contributions to the utility industry cover a broad range of applications from power plant operations, energy efficiency, pipeline safety and greenhouse gas emission abatement. Francois has a passion for sharing his knowledge and experience through teaching in engineering schools in France and in the US, most recently developing classes and curricula on Renewable Energy, Batteries and Biofuels at San Jose State University. He graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.

Francois Rongere

Sr. Director, Solution Architect, Climate and Safety

Francois Rongere has more than 30 years of experience in the development of advanced technologies and products for electricity generation, energy use and gas operations. Most recently, he was the head of the R&D and Innovation team for Gas Operations at PG&E, that he led to national recognition in 2018. His key contributions to the utility industry cover a broad range of applications from power plant operations, energy efficiency, pipeline safety and greenhouse gas emission abatement. Francois has a passion for sharing his knowledge and experience through teaching in engineering schools in France and in the US, most recently developing classes and curricula on Renewable Energy, Batteries and Biofuels at San Jose State University. He graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble.

Ghislain Tissot

Program Manager
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Ghislain Tissot

Program Manager

Born and raised in France, Ghislaine graduated from the EIG (Geneva) with an engineering diploma in mechanical sciences. In his role as program manager at PICARRO, he will use his skills acquired in the transportation industry (automotive and railway): Analysis, Problem Solving, Team Spirit, Listening and Communications. His experiences abroad allowed him to consider cultural differences in project management; and therefore, seek consensus. Outside of work, he is interested in: conditions for the optimum currency areas and challenges of the energy transition.

Ghislain Tissot

Program Manager

Born and raised in France, Ghislaine graduated from the EIG (Geneva) with an engineering diploma in mechanical sciences. In his role as program manager at PICARRO, he will use his skills acquired in the transportation industry (automotive and railway): Analysis, Problem Solving, Team Spirit, Listening and Communications. His experiences abroad allowed him to consider cultural differences in project management; and therefore, seek consensus. Outside of work, he is interested in: conditions for the optimum currency areas and challenges of the energy transition.

Hrishi Patel

Field Application Engineer
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Hrishi Patel

Field Application Engineer

Hrishi graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Since then, he has worked as an Applications Engineer and Design Engineer at NiCor Gas and Nippon Bearing. Having experience in natural gas industry and customer facing roles will provide Hrishi a great springboard to the Field Application Engineer role. When he isn’t working, Hrishi likes playing sports, solving sudoku, hiking and travel. 

Hrishi Patel

Field Application Engineer

Hrishi graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Since then, he has worked as an Applications Engineer and Design Engineer at NiCor Gas and Nippon Bearing. Having experience in natural gas industry and customer facing roles will provide Hrishi a great springboard to the Field Application Engineer role. When he isn’t working, Hrishi likes playing sports, solving sudoku, hiking and travel. 

Jacob Cansler

Product Manager
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Jacob Cansler

Product Manager

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Jacob immediately began his career in the air quality sector focusing on point source emissions testing, and quickly pivoted to begin researching next generation emissions measurement techniques.  He spent a little over five years working directly with EPA’s office of research and development implementing and creating new measurement technologies and spent time managing projects in the semiconductor industry before joining Picarro. He currently lives and works out of Chapel Hill, NC.  Outside of work he mainly enjoys spending time with his family and friends, attempting DIY projects around the house and continually learning new technologies.

Jacob Cansler

Product Manager

After graduating from North Carolina State University, Jacob immediately began his career in the air quality sector focusing on point source emissions testing, and quickly pivoted to begin researching next generation emissions measurement techniques.  He spent a little over five years working directly with EPA’s office of research and development implementing and creating new measurement technologies and spent time managing projects in the semiconductor industry before joining Picarro. He currently lives and works out of Chapel Hill, NC.  Outside of work he mainly enjoys spending time with his family and friends, attempting DIY projects around the house and continually learning new technologies.

Jason Shehan

Director, Gas Operations and Engineering
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Jason Shehan

Director, Gas Operations and Engineering

Jason brings a wealth of knowledge to Picarro from the gas utility industry. With 17 years of Gas Operations experience with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, he understands the day-to-day operations processes and procedures that our customers work with every day. His primary focus is to help customers from day 1 of the Picarro solution install through scaling and full adoption of Picarro Advanced Leak Detection. He has been an end user of Picarro and has experienced firsthand the success of what Picarro can bring to the gas energy sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. When not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, coaching baseball, CrossFit, and wakeboarding. 

Jason Shehan

Director, Gas Operations and Engineering

Jason brings a wealth of knowledge to Picarro from the gas utility industry. With 17 years of Gas Operations experience with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, he understands the day-to-day operations processes and procedures that our customers work with every day. His primary focus is to help customers from day 1 of the Picarro solution install through scaling and full adoption of Picarro Advanced Leak Detection. He has been an end user of Picarro and has experienced firsthand the success of what Picarro can bring to the gas energy sector. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. When not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 kids, coaching baseball, CrossFit, and wakeboarding. 

Jeff Lukens
Jeff Lukens
Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

Sr. Director, Sales & Client Engagement
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Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

Sr. Director, Sales & Client Engagement

Jeff is responsible for Business and Customer Engagement for Western North America. Jeff has over 30 years of Executive Leadership, Sales, and Customer Support; specifically, working with customers who are undergoing strategic business transformation and implementation of Machine Learning/AI. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. 
 

Jeff Lukens

Jeff Lukens

Sr. Director, Sales & Client Engagement

Jeff is responsible for Business and Customer Engagement for Western North America. Jeff has over 30 years of Executive Leadership, Sales, and Customer Support; specifically, working with customers who are undergoing strategic business transformation and implementation of Machine Learning/AI. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Institute of Technology. 
 

Joe Felicicchia

Sr. Director, Sales & Client Engagement, Energy
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Joe Felicicchia

Sr. Director, Sales & Client Engagement, Energy

Joe is a utility and technology executive with 30+ years of energy industry experience. He spent most of his career at Peoples and North Shore Gas in Illinois, which is part of the WEC Energy Group, where he held executive leadership roles in operations, construction, and information technology. His last utility role was General Manager of North Shore Gas. He has since had sales and client engagement responsibilities for an IT consultancy and now at Picarro for the Eastern Region of the Unite States and Canada. Joe has a bachelor’s degree in electrical / computer engineering and a master’s in computer science – distributed systems.

Joe Felicicchia

Sr. Director, Sales & Client Engagement, Energy

Joe is a utility and technology executive with 30+ years of energy industry experience. He spent most of his career at Peoples and North Shore Gas in Illinois, which is part of the WEC Energy Group, where he held executive leadership roles in operations, construction, and information technology. His last utility role was General Manager of North Shore Gas. He has since had sales and client engagement responsibilities for an IT consultancy and now at Picarro for the Eastern Region of the Unite States and Canada. Joe has a bachelor’s degree in electrical / computer engineering and a master’s in computer science – distributed systems.

Julien Klein

Director, Product Management
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Julien Klein

Director, Product Management

Julien is responsible for Product Management for Energy applications. He brings fifteen years of experience managing products and leading marketing initiatives in the laser and photonics industry. He has been involved in various end markets including energy, photovoltaic, micro-electronics manufacturing, bio-medical and academic research. Julien was born and raised in France where he received his B.S. and M.S. in Applied Physics from Ecole Polytechnique. He also holds a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He has happily called California and the Bay Area home for the past 15 years. In his free time, he enjoys live music, tennis, running, pilates, and spending time with friends and family.

Julien Klein

Director, Product Management

Julien is responsible for Product Management for Energy applications. He brings fifteen years of experience managing products and leading marketing initiatives in the laser and photonics industry. He has been involved in various end markets including energy, photovoltaic, micro-electronics manufacturing, bio-medical and academic research. Julien was born and raised in France where he received his B.S. and M.S. in Applied Physics from Ecole Polytechnique. He also holds a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He has happily called California and the Bay Area home for the past 15 years. In his free time, he enjoys live music, tennis, running, pilates, and spending time with friends and family.

Malvin Delgado

Director, Sales & Client Engagement
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Malvin Delgado

Director, Sales & Client Engagement

Malvin Delgado is an international energy business leader, customer advocate, inspiring people leader and entrepreneur with demonstrated experience in business management, strategic planning, as well as in the execution of tactical plans to achieve company growth in the Energy Sector: Oil, Gas, Renewable, and Utilities. Prior to joining Picarro as Director, Sales & Client Engagement, Malvin worked in leadership roles for T.D. Williamson, Baker Huge, GE, SIEMENS, SHELL, PdVSA, as well as other important energy companies in functions related to business development, sales, operations, and project management in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Malvin Delgado

Director, Sales & Client Engagement

Malvin Delgado is an international energy business leader, customer advocate, inspiring people leader and entrepreneur with demonstrated experience in business management, strategic planning, as well as in the execution of tactical plans to achieve company growth in the Energy Sector: Oil, Gas, Renewable, and Utilities. Prior to joining Picarro as Director, Sales & Client Engagement, Malvin worked in leadership roles for T.D. Williamson, Baker Huge, GE, SIEMENS, SHELL, PdVSA, as well as other important energy companies in functions related to business development, sales, operations, and project management in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Marouane Hanbali

Manager, Operations & Logistics
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Marouane Hanbali

Manager, Operations & Logistics

Marouane is responsible for Operations and Logistics in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for our energy business. He has about 25 years of experience in Global Customer Service & Logistics Management in various industries of different sizes, from startups to giant corporations (Cargill, Nestle, Philip Morris). During his career, Marouane had the chance to manage entire operations implementations and transformations, sometimes starting from zero, including all that is related to the strategy set up and roll out, organizational changes, team management, risk control, systems, and rules, and processes reviews and monitoring. Professionally, he loves to build and enjoys championing excellence in execution. Personally, he enjoys outdoor sports, especially hiking. Marouane believes in new generations and volunteers in education, by facilitating opportunistically philosophy workshops in classrooms with kids and teenagers.

Marouane Hanbali

Manager, Operations & Logistics

Marouane is responsible for Operations and Logistics in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for our energy business. He has about 25 years of experience in Global Customer Service & Logistics Management in various industries of different sizes, from startups to giant corporations (Cargill, Nestle, Philip Morris). During his career, Marouane had the chance to manage entire operations implementations and transformations, sometimes starting from zero, including all that is related to the strategy set up and roll out, organizational changes, team management, risk control, systems, and rules, and processes reviews and monitoring. Professionally, he loves to build and enjoys championing excellence in execution. Personally, he enjoys outdoor sports, especially hiking. Marouane believes in new generations and volunteers in education, by facilitating opportunistically philosophy workshops in classrooms with kids and teenagers.

Sean MacMullin

Director of Data Analytics
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Sean MacMullin

Director of Data Analytics

Sean leads Picarro's development of geospatial analytics and software solutions for the natural gas industry. He received his Ph.D. in the field of nuclear and particle astrophysics from the University of North Carolina in and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at PurdueUniversity before joining Picarro in 2014. He now has over a decade of experience as an engineering leader, developing hardware and software for research and commercial applications. He currently lives in North Carolina, where outside of work you can find him on a lake, on a golf course, or at home refining his barbeque.

Sean MacMullin

Director of Data Analytics

Sean leads Picarro's development of geospatial analytics and software solutions for the natural gas industry. He received his Ph.D. in the field of nuclear and particle astrophysics from the University of North Carolina in and worked as a postdoctoral research associate at PurdueUniversity before joining Picarro in 2014. He now has over a decade of experience as an engineering leader, developing hardware and software for research and commercial applications. He currently lives in North Carolina, where outside of work you can find him on a lake, on a golf course, or at home refining his barbeque.

Dr. Renato Winkler

Sr. Director of Business Development, EMEA
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Dr. Renato Winkler

Sr. Director of Business Development, EMEA

Born and raised in the Swiss Alps, Renato is a Physicist, holding a Ph.D. in Climate Science from LSCE/CEA in France. In his role as a business developer at Picarro, he combines his scientific brain with business sense from an earlier career in the financial industry to create added value for our customers and the company. If you want to know what time it is, just ask Renato. He's a self-proclaimed "watch nerd" with 10 watches in his current collection. 

Dr. Renato Winkler

Sr. Director of Business Development, EMEA

Born and raised in the Swiss Alps, Renato is a Physicist, holding a Ph.D. in Climate Science from LSCE/CEA in France. In his role as a business developer at Picarro, he combines his scientific brain with business sense from an earlier career in the financial industry to create added value for our customers and the company. If you want to know what time it is, just ask Renato. He's a self-proclaimed "watch nerd" with 10 watches in his current collection. 

Robby Vaughn

Director, Business Development and Technical Marketing
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Robby Vaughn

Director, Business Development and Technical Marketing

Robby is responsible for Business Development and Technical Marketing for the Energy organization at Picarro. He is an energy business leader with over 15 years of experience in Upstream Oil and Gas in operational,  technical, and sales roles. He entered the energy sector as a Geophysicist working on Seismic Data Processing and Imaging with top-tier service provider Schlumberger. Later, he transitioned into sales and business development roles of increasing scope and importance at industry leaders Halliburton-Landmark and IHS Markit.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Orleans in Geology and a Master of Business Administration from Quantic School of Business and Technology. Robby devotes his leisure time to his family, his passion for wine, rock climbing, hiking, and reading.

Robby Vaughn

Director, Business Development and Technical Marketing

Robby is responsible for Business Development and Technical Marketing for the Energy organization at Picarro. He is an energy business leader with over 15 years of experience in Upstream Oil and Gas in operational,  technical, and sales roles. He entered the energy sector as a Geophysicist working on Seismic Data Processing and Imaging with top-tier service provider Schlumberger. Later, he transitioned into sales and business development roles of increasing scope and importance at industry leaders Halliburton-Landmark and IHS Markit.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Orleans in Geology and a Master of Business Administration from Quantic School of Business and Technology. Robby devotes his leisure time to his family, his passion for wine, rock climbing, hiking, and reading.

Tanner Orland

Field Application Engineer
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Tanner Orland

Field Application Engineer

Shortly after graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in Environmental Science, Tanner began his career at Picarro in 2015.  Starting as a field technician working on Surveyor R&D, he has since excelled in 3 different roles within Engineering, Operations, and is now a Field Application Engineer within the Energy space.  Tanner brings proficiency in customer deployment and training, technical support, and project management.  On his spare time, you will find him climbing rocks, running, fishing, cycling, or exploring Santa Cruz with his golden retriever. 

Tanner Orland

Field Application Engineer

Shortly after graduating from San Jose State University with a degree in Environmental Science, Tanner began his career at Picarro in 2015.  Starting as a field technician working on Surveyor R&D, he has since excelled in 3 different roles within Engineering, Operations, and is now a Field Application Engineer within the Energy space.  Tanner brings proficiency in customer deployment and training, technical support, and project management.  On his spare time, you will find him climbing rocks, running, fishing, cycling, or exploring Santa Cruz with his golden retriever. 

Dr. Tesfaye Berhanu

Support Manager, EMEA
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Dr. Tesfaye Berhanu

Support Manager, EMEA

Born and raised in Ethiopia, I am very passionate about science and climate. I received a Master program full scholarship from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and started my academic career. I did my PhD studies in Grenoble France and had the opportunity to travel to Dome C, Antarctica and spent very exciting three months followed by four years of postdoc at University of Bern, Switzerland working on GHG measurements on the Swiss Alps and joined Picarro in 2018. I love travelling, listening to music, and running.

Dr. Tesfaye Berhanu

Support Manager, EMEA

Born and raised in Ethiopia, I am very passionate about science and climate. I received a Master program full scholarship from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and started my academic career. I did my PhD studies in Grenoble France and had the opportunity to travel to Dome C, Antarctica and spent very exciting three months followed by four years of postdoc at University of Bern, Switzerland working on GHG measurements on the Swiss Alps and joined Picarro in 2018. I love travelling, listening to music, and running.

Tom Dockery

Sr. Director, Field Operations and Engineering
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Tom Dockery

Sr. Director, Field Operations and Engineering

Tom is responsible for technical and operational field support in North America, Central and South America and Asia Pacific. He brings with him, over 35 years of Operations and Technical Marketing experience.  Tom has been working with Picarro's Energy Customers for over 6 years now, addressing adoption and the digital transformation.  In his down time, Tom will be found riding bikes or racing historical sports sedans at one of his favorite Northern California racing circuits.

Tom Dockery

Sr. Director, Field Operations and Engineering

Tom is responsible for technical and operational field support in North America, Central and South America and Asia Pacific. He brings with him, over 35 years of Operations and Technical Marketing experience.  Tom has been working with Picarro's Energy Customers for over 6 years now, addressing adoption and the digital transformation.  In his down time, Tom will be found riding bikes or racing historical sports sedans at one of his favorite Northern California racing circuits.

Tony Gambony

Sr. Director, Sales & Client Engagement
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Tony Gambony

Sr. Director, Sales & Client Engagement

Tony joins the Picarro team as a Senior Director, Sales and Client Engagement, with over 20 years of experience in the energy and utility industry. Tony has previously served a senior executive, project manager and engineer, both in engineering consulting and at a gas utility operator.  He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Industrial Engineering, along with a Master’s in Business Administration from DePaul University. Tony is also a registered Professional Engineer in over 30 states. In his free time, Tony enjoys spending time outdoors, along with attending concerts and sporting events, with his family and friends.

Tony Gambony

Sr. Director, Sales & Client Engagement

Tony joins the Picarro team as a Senior Director, Sales and Client Engagement, with over 20 years of experience in the energy and utility industry. Tony has previously served a senior executive, project manager and engineer, both in engineering consulting and at a gas utility operator.  He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois in Industrial Engineering, along with a Master’s in Business Administration from DePaul University. Tony is also a registered Professional Engineer in over 30 states. In his free time, Tony enjoys spending time outdoors, along with attending concerts and sporting events, with his family and friends.

Tracy Boyd

Marketing Communications Director, Gas Group
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Tracy Boyd

Marketing Communications Director, Gas Group

Tracy leads Marketing Communications for the Gas Group at Picarro. A senior marketing professional with 20 plus years’ professional services marketing and communications experience, Tracy is responsible for building brand awareness and cultivating Picarro’s user base through integrated marketing communication programs. Prior to joining Picarro, Tracy held senior level roles with technology consulting and engineering firms. In her down time, she can be found performing with a local band or watching sporting events and enjoys travel with her friends and family. Tracy holds an MBA from Wayne State University.

Tracy Boyd

Marketing Communications Director, Gas Group

Tracy leads Marketing Communications for the Gas Group at Picarro. A senior marketing professional with 20 plus years’ professional services marketing and communications experience, Tracy is responsible for building brand awareness and cultivating Picarro’s user base through integrated marketing communication programs. Prior to joining Picarro, Tracy held senior level roles with technology consulting and engineering firms. In her down time, she can be found performing with a local band or watching sporting events and enjoys travel with her friends and family. Tracy holds an MBA from Wayne State University.