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Management Team

Anders Johnson | President

Anders Johnson serves as President of EchoStar Satellite Services, reporting directly to Michael Dugan, Chief Executive Officer and President of EchoStar.

Mr. Johnson was most recently at SES World Skies where he served as Senior Vice-President, Strategic Satellite Development since 2005. Prior to SES, Anders worked at GE from 1985 in a variety of executive level roles including Satellite Services, Aviation Services and Transportation & Industrial Financing.


Richard Mortellaro | Senior Vice President

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.