People: Accelrys Inc (ACCL.O)
4 Dec 2013
Mr. Leif Pedersen has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Marketing, Product Management and Corporate Development of Accelrys Inc., effective 01 October 2012. 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 vertical industries. He was part of a team that grew UGS into a global product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions company. Prior to UGS, Pedersen, a native of Denmark, held executive leadership positions with Vignette Corp., Novell Inc., Computer Associates, and Oracle Corporation.
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