Echostar Taps Ken Carrol as New COO

EchoStar Satellite Services has named Ken Carroll as named Chief Operating Officer. Carroll will report to Dean Olmstead, president of EchoStar Satellite Services, and will have operational oversight over capacity leasing, ViP-TV, and other satellite-related businesses as they become operational.

A 20-year satellite industry veteran, Carroll most recently served as President and COO at WildBlue, a nationwide satellite broadband company based in Denver. He’s also served as CFO for Liberty Satellite & Technology and direct-to-home satellite TV provider PrimeStar.

“Ken brings solid financial and operational expertise in multiple segments of satellite services, which will be valuable as we move into the next growth phase for our business both domestically and internationally,” says Olmstead.