DISH Network Announces New Leadership, Organizational Framework
DISH Network Corp. has announced a slew of changes to the company’s leadership structure, aimed at “more effectively” organizing the company’s operational and staff leadership. Among the changes, DISH introduced a new President and CEO, Erik Carlson; welcomed a number of new group presidents; and announced a new organizational framework.
As part of the changes, DISH Chairman Charlie Ergen stepped out of his role as CEO in order to “devote more attention to the company’s emerging wireless business.” Carlson, who assumes the CEO role, was promoted from President and COO and will continue to report to Ergen.
"With more than 20 years' experience at DISH, Erik brings a complete understanding of the business opportunities both DISH TV and Sling TV possess," Ergen said in a statement emailed to Dealerscope. "I have every confidence that under Erik's leadership our new organizational structure will deliver value for DISH TV and Sling TV and will aid our entry into wireless."
Executives that will report to Carlson include EVP and Group President of DISH TV Brian Nelson, EVP and Group President of Sling TV Warren Sclichting, EVP and COO John Swieringa, and EVP and Chief Technology Officer Vivek Khemka.
In addition to the restructuring of the current executive team, DISH announced the appointment of David Scott as Chief Human Resources Officer. Scott joins DISH from Walmart where he was a human resources executive. He will serve as an EVP and join the management committee in February, where he will report to Carlson.
DISH said that Tim Messner, EVP and General Counsel; Steve Swain, senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer; and Robert Toevs, VP, Corporate Communications, will also report to Carlson.