Morpho Detection Appoints Karen Bomba President and CEO
Leadership change follows resignation of Brad Buswell, who will assume role of Executive Vice President for Business Development
Newark, Calif. – July 30, 2013 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, Inc., today announced the appointment of Karen Bomba to President and CEO, effective immediately.
Bomba brings more than a decade of executive experience leading Safran companies to the role. Most recently, Bomba served as Chairman and CEO of Labinal, Safran’s electrical wiring systems company. Bomba also served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, and then Chairman and CEO, of Safran affiliate Messier-Bugatti USA.
Bomba succeeds Brad Buswell, who has served as President and CEO since 2011. Following his resignation, Buswell will continue to help grow the business in his new role as Executive Vice President for Business Development.
“Karen Bomba’s expertise and record successfully running global Safran businesses, combined with her broad industry and development experience, make her an ideal choice to serve our customers and lead Morpho Detection into the future,” said Jay Cohen, Chairman of the board, Morpho Detection, Inc. “The Board and I have complete confidence in Karen’s ability to enhance Morpho Detection’s industry-leading position.”
“Morpho Detection is a crucial strategic part of Morpho’s growth strategy and I am certain of Karen Bomba’s ability to lead and grow the company,” said Philippe Petitcolin, Chairman and CEO, Morpho. “Morpho Detection’s current solutions and development pipeline have the ability to revolutionize the security screening process. Bomba’s experience leading the development of new products and worldwide growth of Safran-affiliated businesses makes her uniquely qualified to lead Morpho Detection.”
Bomba’s experience also includes serving as chief operating officer of carbon fiber company Zoltek from 2008 to 2010. Prior to first joining Safran in 2000, Bomba held various management and executive positions with aerospace companies Hitco Carbon Composites and Northrop Corporation’s Advanced Systems Division.
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of identification, detection and e-document solutions. Morpho is specialized in personal rights and flow management applications, in particular based on biometrics, a sector in which it is the world leader, as well as secure terminals and smart cards. Morpho’s integrated systems and equipment are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and countries.
About Morpho Detection, Inc.
Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, Safran’s (PAR: SAF) security business, is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, radiological, and nuclear detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection’s solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.