Maxar Technologies announced on Friday that Carolyn Pittman, a former executive of Northrop Grumman and Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been appointed senior vice president and chief accounting officer for Maxar. Her appointment is effective Aug. 7.
“I am extraordinarily pleased to welcome Carolyn Pittman to the Maxar leadership team,” said Biggs Porter, chief financial officer of Maxar. “Carolyn has a wealth of public company experience, a deep understanding of government contract finance and accounting and a track record of implementing best-in-class internal controls.”
Pittman joins Maxar after she served as Northrop and its spin-off company, Huntington Ingalls, in various senior financial leadership positions. She previously worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young for a decade. In addition, Pittman serves on the board of directors for Minerals Technologies.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting/data processing from University of Arkansas and an MBA in finance from Dallas Baptist University. Pittman is also a certified public accountant and information systems auditor.
About Maxar Technologies
As a global leader of advanced space technology solutions, Maxar 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. The operations of DigitalGlobe, SSL (Space Systems Loral) and Radiant Solutions were unified under the Maxar brand in February; MDA continues to operate as an independent business unit within the Maxar organization.
As a trusted partner with 5,900 employees in over 30 global locations, Maxar provides vertically integrated capabilities and expertise including satellites, Earth imagery, robotics, advanced propulsion systems, geospatial data and analytics to help customers anticipate and address their most complex mission-critical challenges with confidence. Every day, billions of people rely on Maxar to communicate, share information and data, and deliver insights that Build a Better World.