Maxar Technologies announced on Thursday that Chris Shank has joined the company as the vice president of National Security Space, effective Monday.
Shank will manage sales, business development, account management and service delivery across Maxar’s national security customer base.
In addition, he will pursue opportunities with the defense and intelligence communities, focus on hardware-based solutions and connect the dots between Maxar’s various Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure capabilities to offer our customers complete mission systems.
“For me, the mission is everything. Whether it’s defending our national security, enabling our exploration of the solar system or shaping our policies so that the U.S. government has access to new and cost-effective commercial business models, I have always strived to help people and our country,” said Shank.
He added, “My dedication to the mission remains true at Maxar, where our high-resolution imagery is regularly used for critical missions like disaster response, and our sophisticated space systems are enabling humanity to reach for the Moon and Mars. Maxar’s purpose “For a Better World” resonates with me.”
About Maxar Technologies
Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space.
Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness.
Maxar’s 5,900 team members in 30 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better world. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR.