Chris Johnson

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Space
Maxar Technologies

Speaker: Wednesday Opening General Session - Satellite Manufacturers: Building for an Increasingly Interconnected World

Chris Johnson leads the Space organization at Maxar, which provides advanced satellites and spacecraft systems for customers in the U.S. government, civil and commercial sectors.

Before joining Maxar in May 2021, Mr. Johnson spent more than two decades at Boeing, most recently serving as President, Boeing Satellite Systems International where he was responsible for strategy, capture, development and manufacturing of Boeing’s commercial satellite business. Prior to that role, he was vice president of Boeing’s commercial satellite services division and held a number defense and intelligence-related engineering management and business development roles at the company.

He has a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in systems architecting and engineering from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas.