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TMCNet:  EchoStar Satellite Services names technology chief

[January 04, 2013]

EchoStar Satellite Services names technology chief

Jan 04, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) said that SiriusXM Radio veteran executive Derek de Bastos has joined EchoStar Satellite Services, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corp., as chief technology officer.

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 program management. He will report to Anders Johnson, president of ESS.

De Bastos joins ESS from SiriusXM Radio, where he was vice president of engineering, a position he held since Sirius and XM merged in 2008. He was among the first employees of XM Satellite Radio and was the vice president of satellite engineering for nine years preceding the merger, during which time he helped take the company from a vision to America's first nationwide digital satellite radio service. He also held management positions with Worldspace Inc. and Lockheed Martin (formerly RCA) Astro Space.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, EchoStar is a leading global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions. For more information, visit www.EchoStar.com Comments on this story may be sent to tww.feedback@m2.com

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