Englewood, Colo. - EchoStar formally named Michael T. Dugan president and CEO, positions held by Charles Ergen, who remains chairman of the company.
Dugan currently serves on the board of directors for EchoStar and previously served in several executive roles, including president and COO, at the combined company from 1990 to 2004 prior to EchoStar's spinoff from Dish Network in January 2008.
"Mike was the chief architect behind the technological foundation for EchoStar and Dish Network, and I am pleased to welcome him back into the company he helped build," stated Ergen. "Having Mike on board, along with the current executive management, establishes a highly seasoned team for leading EchoStar's endeavors in deploying advanced set-top box technologies and delivering satellite services worldwide."
Dugan began his career at EchoStar as engineering VP for the subsidiary that later became EchoStar Technologies.