In an ongoing effort to grow revenues from the Canadian business unit of Maxar Technologies, MDA’s Group President, Mike Greenley, continues to reorganize the company.
The reorganization highlights a shift in trying to grow revenue from the domestic defence sector as well trying to further commercialize products for the export market.
The reorganization sees the company aligned into two divisions, MDA Government and MDA Commercial.
MDA Government will include; Defence, Earth Observation Systems, Enterprise IT, and Government Space Robotics.
MDA Commercial will include; Commercial Space Robotics, Commercial or Industrial Products, Antennae’s & Electronics, Payloads, Non-Space Products.
Taking over MDA Government as President is defence industry veteran Chris Pogue.
According to MDA Pogue most recently “served as Vice President, Mission Systems International and Vice President Public Safety and Security Solutions at General Dynamics Mission Systems where he has worked for 8 years.” Prior to General Dynamics Pogue was President of CAE Defence and Professional Services. Pogue has a military background as a graduate of the Royal Roads Military College in Victoria and served 18 years in the Canadian Air Force.
In selecting Pogue to lead MDA Government Greenley said “I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Pogue as President MDA Government. Chris is a dynamic, transformational leader with multi-disciplinary experience and a proven track record of effective leadership, and driving significant business growth while consistently increasing profitability.”
“We expect that Chris will help drive rapid growth and address diverse mission requirements for government customers by leveraging MDA’s unique capabilities and collaborating with Maxar’s other leading space technology companies, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions to accelerate innovation for the new space economy.”
MDA said of the new structure, (it) “allows for different approaches to business development and sales, engineering and delivery specific to the needs of the markets they serve and ultimately drive growth and operational excellence for the organization.”
MDA is currently looking for someone to take the helm of MDA Commercial.