imageNewswire reported that Ken Bado, executive vice-president of sales and services, will leave Autodesk to pursue other opportunities.

“I want to acknowledge and thank Ken for the significant contributions he has made to Autodesk’s success during his eight years with the company,” said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO. “Over this period, Ken has installed a strong and effective senior leadership team, strengthened relationships with our customers and channel partners, and provided critical support for our sales initiatives.”

Mr. Bado is expected to retire after January 31, 2011. The search for replacement is ongoing.

Read the entire Newswire report here.