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May 2021

Maxar Technologies Appoints Chris Johnson to Lead Space Programs, Effective May 24, 2021

  • Maxar Technologies appointed Chris Johnson as Senior Vice President of Space Programs Delivery, effective May 24, 2021. Prior, Chris served as President of Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc. In his new role, Chris will oversee design, manufacturing, integration, test, and delivery for the company’s portfolio of space platforms and space-based robotics. He will also lead a team of 1,900 employees at the company’s Palo Alto, San Jose, and Pasadena facilities.
  • Johnson succeeds Paul Estey, who has led SPD on an interim basis since January 29, 2021.

Maxar Technologies is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth intelligence and space infrastructure. It is based in Westminster, CO and as of 2020 has a revenue of 436 million USD, employing approximately 4,400 people.