Dish shuffles executive lineup

Satellite provider looking to regain lost momentum

NEW YORK -- Satellite TV giant Dish Network unveiled a reshuffle of its management team Monday as it tries to regain subscriber growth and operational momentum it has lacked in recent quarters.

Bernie Han, previously executive vp and CFO, has been promoted to COO. In the expanded role, he will oversee Dish's operations, information technologies and finance functions.

Executive vp Tom Cullen has also assumed additional responsibilities. He will now oversee all sales and marketing functions in addition to his existing management of programming operations.

Both Han and Cullen report to Dish chairman, president and CEO Charlie Ergen.

Reporting to Han will be new executive vp and CFO Robert Olson, who joins Dish after serving as CFO of Trane Commercial Systems, the largest operating division of American Standard. Previously, he served as CFO of AT&T's Consumer Services division and later its Business Services division.

"The management changes announced today recognize the contributions that Bernie and Tom have made and express my confidence in them to lead Dish Network's efforts to improve subscriber growth and customer satisfaction," said Ergen.
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