WASHINGTON — Maxar Technologies has named the president of its DigitalGlobe division to replace Howard Lance, who resigned Jan. 14 as Maxar’s president and CEO after less than three years on the job.
The CEO change comes as Maxar looks to unload a struggling geostationary satellite manufacturing division that’s been a drag on the company’s recent earnings.
In a news release, Maxar said Daniel Jablonsky, a DigitalGlobe employee since 2012 and president since October 2017, joins Maxar’s board of directors along with being appointed president and CEO of the company.
Daniel Jablonsky, Maxar’s new president and CEO. Credit: Maxar Technologies
Maxar, which announced nearly a year ago that it was moving its headquarters to DigitalGlobe’s longtime home of Westminster, Colorado, is in the process of deciding what to do with Space Systems Loral’s manufacturing line for large communications satellites — a business whose troubles were compounded last year by defective components that prolonged the construction of several satellites.
Maxar sold off some of SSL’s valuable Silicon Valley real estate in early December and said it intended to decide by year’s end whether it would sell or shutdown its geostationary satellite manufacturing portion of SSL.
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