Ten long years – Centellax sells to Microsemi!

Today Microsemi announced the acquisition of Centellax, bringing a successful end to the little startup company I joined so long ago.  The ten years I spent at Centellax were richly rewarding and I am so happy and proud to have been a part of growing the company, divesting the T&M business in 2012, and maybe even passively contributing to this latest success in some way.

Congratulations to Julio Perdomo, Centellax CEO, President, and co-founder, Christian Bourde, co-founder and VP Engineering, Jerry Orr, co-founder and Design Engineer, Jeff Meyer, CTO, and Brad Ingels, Director Operations.  These guys are the heart and soul of Centellax and all are my good friends.  Nicely done!

Some pictures and background after the jump.

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Santa Rosa Marathon – Boston Qualified!

I’ve been training hard since mid-May, logging 20-50 miles per week, and Sunday morning it all came together.  I ran a 3:08:07 at the Santa Rosa Marathon, a new PR by 32 minutes, and qualified for Boston!  It was really hard.  I’m really proud of myself.


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Tuesday Night Twilight criterium #6

I raced Bike Monkey’s Tuesday Night Twilight series for the second time. I missed a few races while recovering from pneumonia, which I had during my first race but didn’t know about.  I had a fun time, was smarter with my exertions, and finished a very close second place at 31.5mph and 766W!

  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Speed: 22.9mph avg, 31.5mph max
  • Heartrate: 174bpm avg, 196bpm max
  • Est Avg Power: 255W


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Tuesday Night Twilight criterium

I raced my first criterium yesterday evening at Bike Monkey’s Tuesday Night Twilight series. I had fun but was over-eager, screwed up my racing strategy, spent too much energy early, and threw away a podium spot.  I coasted over the line in something like 10th place.

  • Duration: 30 mins
  • Speed: 23.1mph avg, 31.1mph max
  • Heartrate: 176bpm avg, 194bpm max
  • Est Avg Power: 247W


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Hiking with Miles


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My two boys

These two guys are amazing.




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Playing in the rain

We haven’t had much rain this year, but the boys have been enjoying every little bit!





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Family reunion and Thanksgiving in Houston






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Halloween at the Petaluma Pumpkin Patch





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