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Biggs Porter to Join Maxar as EVP, CFO

Biggs Porter, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fluor (NYSE: FLR), has been appointed to serve as EVP and CFO at Westminster, Colo.-based space company Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) beginning on Aug. 15. Maxar said Thursday Porter worked at Fluor from 2012 to 2017 and before that served as finance chief …

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General Dynamics Vet Chris Pogue Joins Maxar’s MDA as Govt Division President

Chris Pogue, a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) veteran, has joined Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business as president of the newly created government division. Pogue will directly report to Mike Greenley, MDA group president, and oversee defense, enterprise information technology, Earth observation systems and government space robotics business lines, Maxar said Tuesday. …

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Anil Wirasekara Named Maxar Interim CFO as William McCombe Steps Down

Anil Wirasekara, senior financial executive at Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR), has been appointed interim chief financial officer of the company after CFO William McCombe stepped down from his role. Maxar said Monday McCombe will stay as an adviser for a transition period and Wirasekara will temporarily perform CFO duties until the company finds …

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Former L3 Exec Mike Greenley Named Maxar’s MDA Group President

Mike Greenley, formerly sector president at L3 Technologies’ (NYSE: LLL) Wescam subsidiary, has been appointed group president of Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business unit in a move that takes effect Jan. 15. Greenley will directly report to Howard Lance, Maxar president and CEO, and oversee MDA’s approximately 1,900 employees …

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SSL’s Rob Zitz: Maxar Turns to ‘Persistent’ ISR With Eye Toward US Gov’t Customers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 1, 2017 — Rob Zitz, chief strategy officer of Space Systems Loral‘s government systems unit, has said the new company that resulted from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ acquisition of DigitalGlobe will leverage intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance offerings in its push toward the U.S. government market, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Via …

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MDA Unveils ‘Maxar’ Senior Leadership Team Post-DigitalGlobe Acquisition

Executives from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates and DigitalGlobe have been appointed to the senior leadership team at Maxar Technologies – the new company formed through MDA’s $3.6 billion acquisition of the Earth imagery services provider. William McCombe, senior vice president and chief financial officer at U.S.-based operating company SSL MDA Holdings that will now run as …

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MDA Closes Estimated $3.6B DigitalGlobe Buy to Create ‘Maxar Technologies’

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has closed its approximately $3.6 billion acquisition of DigitalGlobe to create a new company that will work to provide integrated satellite, imagery and geospatial services to the commercial and government markets. MDA said Thursday the newly combined entity will be renamed Maxar Technologies Ltd. and temporarily trade on the …

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Northrop, SSL, Sierra Nevada Awarded NASA Small Spacecraft Dev’t Contracts

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) innovation systems sector, Sierra Nevada and Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL have each won a potential five-year, $750M contract to develop small and medium satellites, payloads, spacecraft subsystems, buses, software and ground platforms for NASA. NASA announced the awardees under the Small Spacecraft Prototyping Engineering Development and …

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SSL to Study Possible Satellite Manufacturing in Space; Richard White Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 7, 2018 — SSL will help NASA conduct a feasibility study on the use of space-based commercial habitats to house satellite manufacturing operations in an effort to address challenges in launch schedules and volume, ExecutiveBiz reported Aug. 30. Parent company Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) said Aug. 29 SSL will …

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DigitalGlobe Gets Potential $600M NRO Follow-On Contract for EnhancedView Satellite Imagery

Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) DigitalGlobe subsidiary has received a potential two-year, $600M contract from the National Reconnaissance Office to continue to provide the U.S. government access to the company’s WorldView satellite constellation and image archive. The EnhancedView Follow-On contract has a one-year base term and an option year worth approximately …

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