Michael Martinez

Fall 2022 Commencement Speaker: Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez currently serves as Vice President of Space Engineering for Maxar, where he is responsible for the satellite ground development, integration, launch and operations of the satellite constellation mission.

Michael has been in the commercial remote sensing industry for more than 20 years, joining Space Imaging in 1997. After a series of mergers and acquisitions, Space Imaging eventually became part of Maxar. Prior to joining Maxar, Michael held a variety of technical positions at the Naval Research Laboratory, McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed Martin, where he was responsible for satellite design and development, integration & tests and ground systems.

In addition to his work at Maxar, Michael serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, and the World Economic Forum’s Space Global Future Council.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University in 1986 and performed Post Graduate work in Aerospace from the University of Southern California.

"Together we will get through these current events, and you all have bright careers ahead of you. You are now engineers and scientists, our newest CSU alumni, and your degree gives you the skills to be resilient and innovative. We are very proud of your accomplishments."
Dean David McLean at Fall 2019 Commencement, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
David McLean
Dean, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
Saturday, December 17, 2022
10 a.m.

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