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Accelrys, Inc. Names Max Carnecchia To Serve As Chief Executive Officer And President

17-Jun-2009

Accelrys, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has named Scipio “Max” Carnecchia to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Carnecchia has also been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Carnecchia comes to Accelrys with more than two decades of high technology experience. Most recently he served as President of Interwoven. At Interwoven, he ran the day to day operations of the business and led the company through 21 consecutive quarters of year over year revenue growth and operating margin expansion. Interwoven was acquired by Autonomy Corporation plc earlier this year in a transaction valued at approximately $800 million.

Todd Johnson, who has served as Accelrys’ interim President and Chief Executive Officer, is resigning his position effective June 15, 2009. He will serve as an advisor to Mr. Carnecchia for a period of time to assist with the transition. Mr. Johnson was named interim President and CEO in January 2009.

Prior to Interwoven, Carnecchia served as Vice President of Global Sales of Xoriant Corporation, Vice President of Sales and Services of SmartDB Corporation, and as Vice President of Sales for Group 1 Software. He received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from The Stevens Institute of Technology.

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