Accelrys Names New CEO

San Diego-based Accelrys, which develops software for computer-aided design and modeling, today named Scipio Carnecchia as president and chief executive. Carnecchia previously was president of Interwoven, a provider of content management software that was acquired by Autonomy earlier this year. Carnecchia, who also is joining the board at Accelrys (NASDAQ: ACCL),  replaces Mark Emkjer, who resigned as CEO in January. Todd Johnson has been interim CEO.

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