Dr. Mike Colucci Joins Applied Spectra as Global Sales Director

Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Applied Spectra, Inc., a leading supplier of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Ablation (LA) instruments, announced today that Dr. Mike Colucci has joined the company as Global Sales Director.

Mike will manage Applied Spectra’s international product distributors. In addition, he will lead the company's North American direct sales of laser ablation products, including the J100 Femtosecond LA instrument for high precision LA-ICP-MS** analysis. Mike will drive sales activities for the company’s LIBS instruments in the geochemistry market and he’ll work closely with Applied Spectra’s world-class team of scientists to identify and develop new products and features.

Mike brings an impressive 17 years of sales experience in the analytical instrumentation industry, notably with quadrupole, high resolution and magnetic sector multi-collector ICP-MS instruments, isotope ratio mass spectrometers (TIMS, SIRMS and Noble Gas) as well as compatible laser ablation systems.

"We are extremely pleased to have Mike join our team," said Dr. Richard Russo, President and CEO of Applied Spectra. "Mike's extensive sales experience and strong technical knowledge with laser ablation systems and mass spectrometer instruments adds tremendous strength to our sales organization. His close ties to the geochemical and other markets will accelerate sales of innovative analytical solutions to our industrial customers.”

Mike received his B.A. and M.S. degrees in the Geological Sciences from Rutgers University, and a Ph.D in the same field from Southern Methodist University. He has published in several scientific journals including the Journal of Petrology and Geology. LIBS (Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy)

** LA-ICP-MS (Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

About Applied Spectra

Applied Spectra is a leading supplier of laser-based analytical instruments. Our unique, highly automated products harness the latest in laser ablation analysis techniques. We simplify the process of elemental chemical analysis, while delivering rapid, high-precision results that are environmentally friendly. Founded in 2004, we have a manufacturing, research and development facility in Fremont, CA, USA. Learn more at http://www.appliedspectra.com.


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