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Maxar Hires Chris Johnson of Boeing to Lead Space Programs Delivery

By | April 30, 2021

Chris Johnson, president of Boeing Satellite Systems International, is moving to Maxar Technologies, to lead the company’s Space Programs Delivery (SPD) division. Maxar announced April 29 that it has appointed Johnson as senior vice president of SPD. 

At Maxar, Johnson will oversee design, manufacturing, integration, test, and delivery for the company’s portfolio of space platforms and space robotics systems. Johnson succeeds Paul Estey, who has led SPD on an interim basis since the end of January this year. 

In his time at Boeing, Chris was responsible for strategy, capture, development, and manufacturing of Boeing’s commercial satellite business. He also served as vice president of Boeing’s commercial satellite services division. 

“Chris’s track record of performance and deep understanding of every aspect of satellite manufacturing and space programs will be invaluable as we continue to grow our space business and deliver innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions for our commercial and government customers,” commented Dan Jablonsky, Maxar CEO.