Robert Eckel takes the helm at MorphoTrust USA
Safran group’s security business, Morpho, has announced that Robert Eckel will serve as CEO of MorphoTrust USA.
MorphoTrust was established in July 2011 from the acquisition of L-1 Identity Solutions by Safran.
As CEO of MorphoTrust, Eckel will lead the former L-1 Biometric, Secure Credentialing and Enrollment Services businesses in the US. He will manage these businesses under a Proxy Board pursuant to an agreement developed with the US government. MorphoTrust is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.
“Robert Eckel has a proven track record of success in secure credentialing and his leadership is increasingly recognised across the identity management industry,” says Jean-Paul Jainsky, chairman and CEO of Morpho. “We have every confidence Robert will guide MorphoTrust to continued success.”
Eckel previously served as president of L-1’s Secure Credentialing Division. He joined L-1 in August 2008 as part of the acquisition of Digimarc, where he served as president of Digimarc’s Identity System business since August of 2005. Prior to joining Digimarc, he served as vice president and general manager, Air Traffic Management Systems, for Raytheon Company. Eckel holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MSEE from the University of California, Los Angeles.