Robert Eckel appointed CEO of Morphotrust USA

SSN Staff  - 
Monday, August 22, 2011

PARIS and BILLERICA, Mass.—Morpho, the security business of Safran Group on Aug. 17 announced Robert Eckel will serve as CEO of MorphoTrust USA, Inc. MorphoTrust was formed 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 U.S. He will manage these businesses under a proxy board pursuant to an agreement developed with the US government. MorphoTrust is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.

Eckel previously served as president of the Secure Credentialing Division of L-1 Identity Systems. 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.