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MorphoTrust CEO named ‘tech luminary’ for leadership in identity solutions


Robert Eckel, CEO of MorphoTrust USA has been named a “Tech Luminary” by Mass High Tech and its sister publication, The Boston Business Journal as a part of its 2012 Innovation All-Stars award program.

MorphoTrust, a division of Safran’s Morpho, is the leading U.S. provider of identity solutions to federal, state and local governments and we’ve written extensively of their solutions in the past.

Now in its 17th year, the All-Star awards recognize 15 dynamic and influential leaders of New England’s innovation economy for their managerial excellence.

Under Eckel’s leadership, MorphoTrust has secured prime contracts with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for its new Universal Enrollment Service, earned top-tier rankings from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for iris identification technology and was selected to provide biometric matching for face and iris for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Next Generation Identity program.

Eckel has also led MorphoTrust through the introduction of numerous security and efficiency enhancements to driver license issuance nationwide.

“The identity solutions industry is a hotbed for innovation right now,” Eckel said. “Biometric technology is accelerating at a rapid pace and it is exciting to know the industry landscape could look completely different in as little as five years. MorphoTrust pioneers technology within several industries and creates solutions to meet the growing need for identity verification and security. Ensuring that only one trusted identity is associated with each individual furthers national and homeland security, prevents fraud and enables trusted transactions.”

Eckel will be profiled in a special supplement of Mass High Tech. An awards celebration and networking reception will be held on November 14 at The House of Blues in Boston. Additional event information can be found online at http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/event/63621#register.

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