Morpho Detection Announces Senior Leadership Change

Morpho Detection Inc. announced its president and CEO of the last six-plus years is leaving the business and is succeeded by Brad Buswell, former vice president of global strategy. Dennis Cooke is moving to Ryder System Inc., a transportation and supply chain management company.

The appointment of Buswell as president and CEO leverages his extensive experience to position Morpho Detection for continued growth in the homeland security space.

Buswell is an accomplished strategist with a solid background in driving growth, strategic business development and legislative affairs. He has a track record of success in working with the U.S. government, including the legislative and executive branches. His most recent prior assignment was deputy under secretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He joined Morpho Detection in July 2010.

Cooke was appointed president of GE Security Homeland Protection, now Morpho Detection Inc., in January 2005.

“Brad Buswell’s unique combination of government and business experience along with leadership skill makes him the clear choice to lead Morpho Detection to continued and further success,” said Jay Cohen, chairman of the board, Morpho Detection Inc. “The board and I have complete confidence in Brad’s ability to continue and enhance Morpho Detection’s track record of homeland security leadership. At the same time, we are appreciative of Dennis’ strong leadership, which will be missed.”

“Morpho Detection represents an important and strategic part of Morpho and Safran growth plans and I am completely confident in Brad Buswell’s ability to oversee its continued integration into Safran’s plans for security industry leadership,” said Jean-Paul Jainsky, chairman and CEO, Morpho. “Morpho Detection is positioned for growth and Brad’s experience in government and business makes him uniquely qualified for this new role.”

In his previous DHS role, Buswell led a 1,200 person staff in the development and implementation of Science and Technology Directorate strategy, organization, human capital and business processes, including responsibility for research programs with an annual budget of more than $800 million. Prior to DHS, he held various leadership roles in the U.S. Navy, including executive assistant to the chief of naval research, Office of Naval Research. He also worked as manager, government relations for GE.

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