Pharmacopeia announced the immediate appointment of Mark J. Emkjer to the position of President of Accelrys, the company's wholly owned software subsidiary. Mr. Emkjer brings more than twenty years of management experience to Accelrys, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer of Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., an information technology business with annual revenues approximating $150 million. Sunquest develops laboratory, radiology and pharmacy systems supplying the high-end Integrated Delivery Network market and was recently successfully merged into Misys, PLC. Prior to joining Sunquest, Mark was President and Chief Executive Officer of Pace Health Management Systems, Inc., a provider of clinical decision support software.
"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Mark to the Pharmacopeia team as President of Accelrys," said Dr. Joseph A. Mollica, Chairman, President and CEO. "Mark's extensive leadership experience in software management and the success he has demonstrated in generating growth, significantly improving operating profits and creating shareholder value will be of tremendous benefit to our company."