11.18.2009 12:00 PM
EchoStar Names Michael Dugan President and CEO
ENGLEWOOD, COLO.: EchoStar named Michael T. Dugan president and
CEO today. He replaces longtime EchoStar chief executive Charles Ergen, who
will remain chairman.
Dugan currently serves on the board of directors for EchoStar and previously
served in several executive roles, including president and chief operating
officer from 1990-2004, before EchoStar spun off the Dish Network in early
“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,” Ergen said. “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 started his career at EchoStar as vice president of engineering for the
subsidiary that later became EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.