MorphoTrak Announces New President & CEO

  MorphoTrak Announces New President & CEO

Business Wire

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- January 28, 2014

Morpho (Safran) is pleased to announce the appointment of Celeste Thomasson as
President and CEO of its U.S. company MorphoTrak.

Celeste Thomasson appointed to lead MorphoTrak (Photo: Business Wire)

Celeste Thomasson appointed to lead MorphoTrak (Photo: Business Wire)

As a U.S. citizen, Celeste Thomasson’s path has allowed her to acquire
extensive experience with the international high technology company, Safran,
serving most recently as Safran Vice President of Legal Affairs, a position
she began in July 2010. Previous to that, she served as Senior Vice President
& General Counsel of Safran USA. Celeste Thomasson first joined Safran in 2002
as Legal Counsel of Messier Services and in 2003 she was appointed Vice
President of Legal Affairs of Messier-Dowty.

Celeste Thomasson’s appointment follows former President & CEO, Daniel Vassy
who is returning to Safran to fulfill his next assignment within the Group.

MorphoTrak, LLC, a subsidiary of Safran USA, provides biometric and identity
management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law
enforcement, border control, civil identification, and facility/IT security.
Reporting to Morpho, Safran’s security division, MorphoTrak is part of the
world’s largest biometric company. Morpho is a leading innovator in large
fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as
credentials. With 40 years’ experience, Morpho has captured more than 3
billion fingerprints and Morpho products are used by more than 450 government
agencies in over 100 countries. MorphoTrak is headquartered near Washington
D.C., with major corporate facilities in Anaheim, CA and Federal Way, WA.

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.

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