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By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Accelrys said this week that it has appointed Todd Johnson to be executive VP of sales and marketing services, and that Ilene Vogt has departed the company and left her post as senior VP of worldwide sales and services. Johnson joined Accelrys in 2009 as interim CEO, and after the firm tapped Max Carnecchia to take the helm, Johnson stepped into the role of senior VP.

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