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Accelrys Strengthens Leadership Team With Appointment Of New Senior Vice President Of Marketing, Product Management And Corporate Development

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, today announced that it has appointed former Siemens executive Leif Pedersen as its senior vice president of marketing, product management and corporate development. Pedersen joins Accelrys as the company expands its breadth of scientific innovation lifecycle software into multiple vertical market segments and strengthens its offerings across the entire value chain of product development.

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As a seasoned software industry executive, Pedersen brings more than 25 years of product and marketing experience, as well as a track record of building high-performance teams, to Accelrys. Most recently, Pedersen served as vice president of Siemens with global responsibility for multiple vertical markets, including automotive, pharmaceutical, aerospace, consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, and chemicals industries. Prior to Siemens' acquisition of UGS, Pedersen was vice president at UGS, where he managed the company's short- and long-term overall business strategy for eight major vertical industries. He was part of a team that successfully grew UGS into a leading global product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions company.

"Leif's unique blend of managing product strategy through the growth curve with organizations ranging from mid-tier to large enterprise will be invaluable to Accelrys as we continue to expand our business into key verticals and downstream manufacturing," said Accelrys President and Chief Executive Officer CEO Max Carnecchia. "He is the right leader, with the right skillset, at the right time for Accelrys and we're excited to welcome him to our leadership team."

Prior to UGS, Pedersen, a native of Denmark, held executive leadership positions with Vignette Corp., Novell Inc., Computer Associates, and Oracle Corporation.

"I am pleased to be joining Accelrys and look forward to working with the team as we continue to gain momentum around our initiatives to move downstream with new solutions that optimize the lab-to-commercialization process across industries," Pedersen said.

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