According to a recent news by Digital Globe, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a global communications and information company providing technology solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide, has recently announced it has completed its acquisition of DigitalGlobe, Inc. (“DigitalGlobe”), the global leader in high-resolution Earth imagery and information about our changing planet.
The merger creates the leading integrated commercial provider of satellites, imagery and geospatial solutions to commercial and government customers worldwide. The newly combined company will offer a broader set of space-based solutions, increased scale and a more diversified revenue base.
The Company also announced that MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) will become Maxar Technologies Ltd., and its U.S.-headquartered operating company, SSL MDA Holdings, Inc., will become Maxar Technologies Holdings Inc. The new Maxar Technologies launches a distinctive group of leading space brands, technologies and capabilities.
Mr. Lance will lead the combined company as president and chief executive officer. Mr. Lance’s extensive experience in the global aerospace, defense and security markets will position the combined company to capture growing demand for end-to-end space systems solutions. The Company’s senior leadership team will be comprised of executives from both MDA and DigitalGlobe.
“Maxar Technologies encompasses four of the leading commercial space technology brands. Our newly combined company will offer a broad set of solutions, increased scale, and diversified revenue base.”—Howard Lance, President and CEO
William McCombe has been appointed the chief financial officer of Maxar Technologies. Anil Wirasekara, who previously served as Chief Financial Officer of MDA since 1994, will continue with the Company and serve as the senior financial executive, based in Canada. Mr. Wirasekara will continue to report to Mr. Lance, with a significant portfolio of executive responsibilities.
Timothy M. Hascall has been appointed chief operations officer. Mr. Hascall previously served as executive vice president responsible for the Imagery business unit at DigitalGlobe, including operations and customer experience.
Daniel L. Jablonsky has been appointed the president of DigitalGlobe. Mr. Jablonsky previously served as general manager of the U.S. and International Defense and Intelligence businesses at DigitalGlobe, as well as serving as its senior vice president and general counsel.
Dr. Walter S. Scott has been appointed chief technology officer for Maxar Technologies and Tony Frazier has been appointed the president of Radiant Solutions.