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Maxar Technologies Names Michael Rack President of MDA Commercial

By | July 27, 2018
MDA Commercial President Michael Rack. Photo: CNW Group, Maxar Technologies

MDA Commercial President Michael Rack. Photo: CNW Group, Maxar Technologies

MDA (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates), a Maxar Technologies company, appointed Michael Rack as president of the newly created MDA Commercial division beginning Sept. 24. The addition of Rack, along with the recently announced appointment of Chris Pogue as president of MDA Government, rounds out the MDA senior leadership organization announced in June.

Rack will lead MDA Commercial and have responsibility for global growth and operations of all commercial product lines including space robotics, space sensors, antennas and electronics, payloads, and other non-space products.

Rack joins MDA after a 23-year career in executive aerospace, defense, security, and space industry positions. In his most recent position as senior vice president at Inmarsat, he led two of Aviation‘s core businesses. Prior to Inmarsat, Rack worked for General Dynamics Mission Systems, where he was vice president of international sales.