“Bernie has been relentlessly focused on improving the company's operational performance – helping us achieve some of our best operational results in years," Clayton said. “He’s a steadfast advocate for our customers and our employees, and this move will allow us to leverage Bernie’s talents on the revenue side of our business at a time when a new era of growth is opening a host of opportunities for DISH.”Mr. Han was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of DISH in 2009. Previously, he served for three years as DISH’s chief financial officer. Prior to joining DISH in 2006, Mr. Han held several positions of increasing responsibility in the airline industry, including the role of chief financial officer at Northwest Airlines, and chief financial officer and chief marketing officer at America West Airlines. Reporting to Mr. Han will be Amir Ahmed, senior vice president of sales and distribution, Brian Neylon, senior vice president, sales planning, administration and direct sales, Erik Carlson, executive vice president of operations, Mike McClaskey, senior vice president and chief information officer, Kathy Schneider, senior vice president, customer service, Kevin Covell, vice president, retention marketing and Rex Povenmire, vice president, corporate initiatives. Integrating Key Product and Marketing Functions to Meet Growing Demand To ensure continued development of superior entertainment experiences, DISH integrated product development, content acquisition and packaging, marketing and advertising sales under a single leader. “Dave has been a driving force at DISH, bringing innovation and transformation to our business for almost a decade,” said Clayton. “I’m confident his leadership will enable us to become even more customer-focused, more collaborative and better able to create new products and services that provide the exceptional TV viewing experiences that our customers have come to expect from DISH.” Previously Mr. Shull was senior vice president of programming at DISH, where he was responsible for the acquisition and renewal of programming content, which includes national cable channels, Latino and international content, local broadcast stations and premium services such as HBO, Showtime and Starz. He also oversaw the DISH Cinema, DISHWorld and digital content businesses.