EchoStar Satellite Services has tapped satellite veteran Ken Carroll as COO, reporting to Dean Olmstead, president of the division of EchoStar Corp., which provides access to the company's 10 satellites and teleports as well as other services.
Carroll had been president and COO of satellite broadband company Wildblue. His resume also includes a stint as CFO of Liberty Satellite & Technology and PrimeStar.
It is a new position as the company expands its business, including signing up more systems for its VIP-TV, which focuses on IP-delivered HD service to telcos and small cable operators. Carroll will have oversight of that effort.