Maxar appoints Biggs Porter as new CFO

Friday July 13, 2018 0 comments Tags: Westminster, Maxar Technologies, Biggs Porter, Howard Lance, Anil Wirasekawa

WESTMINSTER -- Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) (NYSE: MAXR; TSX: MAXR), a global technology innovator powering the new space economy, announced the appointment of Biggs Porter as executive VP and chief financial officer effective Aug. 15.maxar-logo

Porter most recently served as executive VP and chief financial officer at Fluor Corporation, the largest U.S.-listed engineering and construction company, from 2012 to 2017.

He was chief financial officer of Tenet Healthcare from 2006-2012. Previously, he held finance and accounting leadership positions with Raytheon and Northrop Grumman.

Porte is a Certified Public Accountant and began his career as an Audit Principal at Arthur Young and Co. He earned a Master’s degree in Accounting from University of Texas and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Duke University.

Porter was twice named one of the 100 most influential people in finance by Treasury and Risk magazine and was ranked as the top CFO in the engineering and construction industry by Institutional Investor magazine.

“I am extraordinarily pleased to welcome Biggs Porter to the Maxar Technologies leadership team,” said Howard L. Lance, Maxar president and CEO.

“Biggs comes to Maxar with a wealth of public company CFO experience, an excellent background in the aerospace and defense sector, and an impressive track record of driving capital efficiency and profitable growth.

“His background and leadership qualities make him a great fit, and I am confident in his ability to start contributing to Maxar’s next phase of success on day one.”

“I would like to thank Anil Wirasekara for his contributions during this transition period as our interim chief financial officer,” added Lance.

“He will continue to play a key role on the Maxar leadership team as executive vice president reporting to me.”

"It’s an exciting time to join Maxar, a company that has tremendous potential to extend its industry lead as it accelerates innovation for the new space economy,” said Porter.

"I look forward to building a strong partnership with Howard and the rest of the leadership team as the company executes its growth strategy and delivers increased shareholder value.”