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EchoStar Names New President

Jun 20, 2005  •  Post A Comment

EchoStar Communications on Monday named Michael Neuman president and chief operating officer of the satellite operator, filling a slot that has been vacant for more than a year. The company also announced that Carl Vogel was named vice chairman.

Mr. Neuman was most recently president of Bell Canada Enterprises’ Bell Mobility unit, Canada’s leading cellular provider. At EchoStar Mr. Neuman will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the No. 2 satellite company.

Meanwhile, Mr. Vogel’s appointment as vice chairman comes just weeks after he joined the EchoStar board in May. An EchoStar alumni, who served as president from 1994 to 1997, Mr. Vogel most recently was CEO of Charter Communications before leaving that company in January.