EchoStar CEO Charles Ergen steps down from post

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Posted: Nov 18, 2009 5:25 PM

EchoStar Corp. said Wednesday that President and CEO Charles Ergen has stepped down from those posts and is being succeeded by board member Michael T. Dugan.

Ergen will stay on as the satellite service and TV equipment company's chairman and also serves as CEO of Dish Network Corp.

Dugan served as EchoStar's president and chief operating officer from 1990 to 2004, which was prior to its separation from Dish Network in January 2008.