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Morpho names new president and CEO

Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, Inc., has announced the appointment of Karen Bomba to President and CEO, effective immediately.

August 1, 2013  By Staff

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. For more information on Morpho’s detection products, visit www.morpho.com/detection.

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