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TMCNet:  EchoStar Satellite appoints Derek de Bastos as CTO

[January 04, 2013]

EchoStar Satellite appoints Derek de Bastos as CTO

Jan 04, 2013 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- EchoStar Corp (Nasdaq:SATS), a satellite services provider and developer of hybrid video delivery technologies, announced on Thursday that Derek de Bastos has joined EchoStar Satellite Services LLC (ESS), a subsidiary of EchoStar, as chief technology officer.

In his new role de Bastos will be responsible for the procurement, technical direction and technical operations for EchoStar's satellite fleet and will manage a growing team responsible for systems engineering and programme management. He will report to Anders Johnson, president of ESS.

Most recently de Bastos was with SiriusXM Radio where he served as vice president of engineering, a position he has held since Sirius and XM merged in 2008. He was among the first employees of XM Satellite Radio and served as vice president of satellite engineering for nine years preceding the merger. Prior to that he held management positions with Worldspace Inc and Lockheed Martin (formerly RCA) Astro Space.

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