Anders Johnson | President
Anders Johnson, serves as Chief Strategy Officer, EchoStar Corp., and President of EchoStar Satellite Services with responsibility for coordinating strategic initiatives and corporate development across the company as well as directing EchoStar Satellite Services. Mr. Johnson was previously at SES World Skies, where he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Satellite Development. Mr. Johnson joined SES GLOBAL after the combination of GE AMERICOM and SES in 2001. Prior to SES, he worked at GE from 1985 in a variety of executive-level roles including Satellite Services, Aviation Services and Transportation & Industrial Financing. Mr. Johnson holds a B.S. degree from the New York Institute of Technology.
Richard Mortellaro | Senior Vice President, Satellite Services
Richard Mortellaro, a satellite industry veteran for more than 20 years, is the Senior Vice President of Satellite Services and is responsible for all Sales, Marketing, and FSS Business Development activities. Prior to joining EchoStar, Mortellaro served in Sales and Marketing leadership positions at Telesat, Loral Skynet, and Intelsat. Rick began his sales and marketing career in commercial broadcasting where he served as promotion producer and later as promotion director. Rick earned a Master of Arts Degree in Communications from the University of New Orleans (Louisiana) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Loyola University (New Orleans, Louisiana).
Derek de Bastos | Chief Technology Officer
Derek de Bastos, Chief Technology Officer, is responsible for the procurement, technical direction, and technical operations for EchoStar’s satellite fleet. Derek also manages a growing team responsible for systems engineering and program management. Derek joined ESS from SiriusXM Radio, where he was vice president of engineering, a position he held from 2008 when Sirius and XM merged. He was among the first employees of XM Satellite Radio and was the vice president of satellite engineering for nine years preceding the merger, during which time he helped take the company from a vision to America’s first nationwide digital satellite radio service. He also held management positions with Worldspace Inc. and Lockheed Martin (formerly RCA) Astro Space.
Jaime Londono | Vice President Advanced Programs and Spectrum Management
Jaime Londono serves as Vice President Advanced Programs and Spectrum Management for ESS. Prior to joining EchoStar, Londono served as Director Spectrum Market Development at SES. Mr. Londono joined SES after the combination of GE AMERICOM and SES in 2001. Prior to SES, he worked at RCA and GE from 1985 in a variety of key management positions in the Satellite Industry including domestic and international matters dealing with spectrum in the telecommunications. Mr. Londono holds a MSEE degree from Monmouth University.