Jim Friedel is the Vice President of the ISR Systems business unit of MDA and is responsible for the general management of the business including leading the strategic planning and business development activities.
Jim is an experienced system engineer and program manager with over 20 years in the development of complex systems and products in the remote sensing domain. In addition, he has been responsible for research and development of information products derived from remote sensing data, as well as the development of programs related to direct access, processing and dissemination of high resolution remotely sensed data.
Prior to his current role, Jim was the Senior Director of Defense and Intelligence Solutions at DigitalGlobe, where he was responsible for the development of DigitalGlobe’s Direct Access Program as well as leading the International D&I Sales Team.
Jim received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours) in 1981 from Carleton University.