Dish president Vogel steps down


NEW YORK -- Dish Network Corp. said late Tuesday that Carl Vogel has stepped down as president for personal reasons, with chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen taken on his role, effective immediately.

Ergen also serves as chairman and CEO of EchoStar Corp., the other company created in a recent split of the satellite TV giant.

Vogel remains vice chairman of Dish Network and EchoStar, reporting to Ergen, and continues to leading the corporate development, programming and business & commercial services functions, according to the company. Dish Network didn't specify the nature of the "personal reasons" he had for giving up the president role.

Ergen also announced the promotion of Erik Carlson to the role of executive vp, operations at Dish and of Tom Stingley to thepost of executive vp, sales & distribution for the company.