DigitalGlobe appoints Mike Edwards as Vice President to provide strategic leadership on defense programs
(5 July 2018 - DigitalGlobe) DigitalGlobe announced today that Mike Edwards has joined DigitalGlobe as Vice President, Senior Advisor Defense Programs, to provide strategic leadership on various defense programs, including the company’s work with the U.S. Department of Defense and collaboration with aero-defense companies. Edwards joins the company’s senior leadership team and will report to DigitalGlobe President Dan Jablonsky.
“I’m excited to welcome Mike Edwards to the DigitalGlobe Leadership Team,” Jablonsky said. “Mike has an extensive background in the military and government and especially working with large and complex programs. His experience in combination with his strategic skills brings valuable insights for our mission partners, enabling them to make critical decisions with confidence.”
“I’m thrilled to be working with the DigitalGlobe and wider Maxar Technologies teams,” said Mike Edwards. “I believe we best serve our customers by providing innovative solutions that leverage the technical depth and advanced capabilities from across the Maxar companies. I’m inspired to join a company that is driven by such a strong purpose and set of values.”
Edwards was most recently Corporate Director of Space, Intelligence and Cyber at Northrop Grumman, where he spent the past 11 years. Previously he had a distinguished career in the U.S. Air Force, serving at the Pentagon for 13 years in a variety of leadership roles. These included leading the Department of Defense’s Interagency Protection Task Force and the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Emerging Threat Working Group, where he was responsible for creating and executing solutions for emerging threats, and directing operations for the Air Force Combat Support Office. The retired Air Force Colonel served as a command pilot with 83 combat sorties and more than 3,300 hours in the A/OA-10, T-38 and T-37.
Edwards has a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Air War College, and a Master of Science degree in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
DigitalGlobe is the global leader in commercial high-resolution satellite imagery used by decision makers to better understand our changing planet in order to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, our imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet our customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defense and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. DigitalGlobe is a Maxar Technologies company (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR).
About Maxar Technologies
As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) is at the nexus of the new space economy, developing and sustaining the infrastructure and delivering the information, services, systems that unlock the promise of space for commercial and government markets. As a trusted partner, Maxar Technologies provides vertically-integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. With more than 6,500 employees in over 30 global locations, the Maxar Technologies portfolio of commercial space brands includes MDA, SSL, DigitalGlobe and Radiant Solutions. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World. Maxar trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange as MAXR.