SOURCE: Accelrys

Accelrys

April 21, 2010 21:11 ET

Accelrys Appoints Todd Johnson as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2010) -  Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL) today announced the appointment of Todd Johnson as its Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Services. Mr. Johnson initially joined the Company in January 2009 as its Interim Chief Executive Officer. After the Company appointed Max Carnecchia as its Chief Executive Officer in July 2009, Mr. Johnson remained a Senior Vice President of the Company and was proactively engaged in a number of marketing and sales-related endeavors. 

In connection with his appointment, the Company also announced the departure of Ilene Vogt, who had been the Company's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services. In commenting on Mr. Johnson's appointment Mr. Carnecchia stated, "One of Todd's key strengths is aligning and optimizing market strategy with supporting go to market activities. As we look forward to our 2011 fiscal year, we are excited to add Todd's leadership and experience to our sales and marketing organizations."

Prior to joining Accelrys, Todd Johnson was the Chief Executive Officer for Kontiki, Inc., before negotiating its successful sale to VeriSign, Inc., where he was the Senior Vice President of their Broadband Content business. He has extensive management and leadership experience through tenure of senior executive positions at a number of companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc, having earlier honed his business skills at Hewlett-Packard Company, and the University of Santa Clara, where he graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Marketing.

About Accelrys, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Accelrys develops scientific business intelligence software and solutions for the life sciences, energy, chemicals, aerospace, and consumer products industries. Customers include many Fortune 500 companies and other commercial entities, as well as academic and government entities. Accelrys has a vast portfolio of computer-aided design modeling and simulation offerings which assist customers in conducting scientific experiments 'in silico' in order to reduce the duration and cost of discovering and developing new drugs and materials. Its scientific business intelligence platform underlies the company's computer-aided design modeling and simulation offerings. The Accelrys platform can be used with both Accelrys and competitive products, as well as with customers' proprietary predictive science products. Its flexibility, ease-of-use and advanced chemical, text and image analysis and reporting capabilities enable customers to mine, aggregate, analyze and report scientific data from disparate sources, thereby better utilizing scientific data within their organizations. For more information about Accelrys, visit http://accelrys.com/