Canada: Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates) have announced the appointment of Mike Greenley as the Group President of MDA.
Reporting to the CEO of Maxar, Mike Greenley assumes responsibility for taking MDA to the next level of growth and profitability. His responsibilities will include all of the MDA lines of business and its 1,900 employees. Primary locations include Surveillance and Intelligence in Richmond, British Columbia, Ottawa, Ontario, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Robotics and Automation in Brampton, Ontario; and Satellite Subsystems, in Montreal, Quebec. The appointment is effective from January 15, 2018. Mike will be based in the Brampton, Ontario office.
“I am extremely pleased to announce this appointment, given Mike’s outstanding track record and over 20 years of experience leading profitable growth for aerospace and defense companies in Canada and internationally”, said Howard L. Lance, president and chief executive officer of MDA. “MDA is one of Canada’s most innovative technology companies with an earned reputation as a trusted partner, due to its decades of industry leadership. As a Canadian, Mike’s leadership will continue to reinforce MDA’s ongoing commitment as a partner to the Government of Canada, our commercial customers, and our employees in Canada.”
Most recently, Mr. Greenley was Sector President of L-3 WESCAM, based in Burlington, Ontario since 2016. L-3 WESCAM is a leader in Canada and worldwide in electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging and targeting sensor systems across defence, homeland security and law enforcement markets. Previously from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Greenley served as vice president and general manager of CAE Canada, supporting defence and security markets. Prior to CAE, he served from 2008 to 2013 with General Dynamics (GD), first as vice president of strategy and business development for GD Canada, then as vice president international for GD Mission Systems. From 2004 to 2008, he served as vice president of the modeling and simulation business at CAE.
“I’m honored to be selected to lead MDA, a pioneer of the Canadian space technology industry whose prestige and impact to global customer missions reaches far beyond its borders”, said Mike Greenley. “I’m confident that our deep domain experience, combined with capabilities from Maxar’s portfolio, will enable us to unleash a new level of innovation and technology investment in Canada and an expansion of our exports from Canada to world markets.”
Mike Greenley holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from the University of Waterloo. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI). He is a past chair of the Industry Advisory Board, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) in Canada. In 2016, Mr. Greenley was named Defence Executive of the Year by Canadian Defence Review. He is also a 2012 recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to his peers and country.