Englewood, CO February 5, 2008 DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) today announced that effective immediately, Charlie Ergen, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DISH Network Corporation and EchoStar Corporation, has assumed the role of President of DISH Network.
Mr. Ergen succeeds Carl Vogel, who stepped down as President due to personal reasons. Mr. Vogel remains Vice Chairman of DISH Network and EchoStar, reporting to Mr. Ergen, and continues leading the Corporate Development, Programming and Business & Commercial Services functions.
Additionally, Mr. Ergen today announced the promotion of two individuals to Executive Vice President (EVP) on the DISH Network executive management team. Erik Carlson was promoted to EVP, Operations and reports to Mr. Ergen, overseeing DISH Network's home and commercial installations, customer service centers, internal customer billing, and equipment retrieval and refurbishment operations. Mr. Carlson previously was Senior Vice President of Retail Services & Sales, a position he held since mid-2006. He joined EchoStar in 1995 and has held progressively larger operating roles over the years.
Tom Stingley was promoted to EVP, Sales & Distribution and reports to Jim DeFranco, Co-founder and EVP. Mr. Stingley joined EchoStar in 1995 as an Area Sales Manager and has since held various positions of increasing responsibility within the organization, most recently as Senior Vice President of Alliance Management.
The remainder of the DISH Network executive management team reporting to Mr. Ergen includes:
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