Accelrys Appoints Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Services
"Rick is an experienced senior executive with exceptional strategic vision, tactical sales skills and proven leadership experience," said Accelrys' President and CEO, Mark Emkjer. "He has delivered outstanding results driving innovative technology solutions within multinational enterprise-level accounts. We feel he's the ideal person to lead our international sales and service teams, and that his addition bolsters an executive team that is poised to strengthen Accelrys' leadership position as a provider of solutions for research and development within the life and materials sciences industries."
“Rick is an experienced senior executive with exceptional strategic vision, tactical sales skills and proven leadership experience”
Mr. Murphy brings nearly 20 years of technical and executive-level sales and marketing experience to Accelrys, most recently as Sr. Vice President, General Manager, and Chief Sales Officer of MSC Software, (NYSE:MNS), a world leader in Mechanical Computer-Aided Engineering (MCAE) software and IT solutions. MSC provides simulation software and the associated consulting services required for large-scale customer implementations.
"In today's challenging and competitive technology environment, Accelrys represents an exciting opportunity due to its market leading products, innovative technologies, solid distribution channels and customer base, and talented, committed team," said Murphy. "I am very excited about applying my enterprise sales experience and success in driving revenue growth to leading Accelrys' sales and service teams."
Prior to MSC, Mr. Murphy held senior technical leadership positions with PDA Engineering and Ford Aerospace. He received his B.S in Mechanical Engineering Technology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACCL) is a leading provider of software for computation, simulation, and the management and mining of scientific data used by biologists, chemists and materials scientists, including nanotechnology researchers for product design as well as drug discovery and development. Accelrys technology and services are designed to meet the needs of today's leading research organizations. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information about Accelrys, visit its website at http://www.accelrys.com/.