Charlie Ergen takes back CEO spot at Dish

Dish Network CEO Joe Clayton is retiring at the end of March, replaced by founder and chairman Charlie Ergen, who stepped away from day-to-day control in 2011. “Over the last four years, Joe’s leadership has been instrumental to Dish as we have worked to engineer a fundamental transformation of our business,” said Ergen. “He has set the stage for what will become a new company, and with that he has prepared a new class of management to address the adventures coming our way.” While Dish’s subscriber base dropped by 79,000 in 2014, ending with 14 million subs, net income for 2014 was $945 million, up 17 percent from the prior year, reported the company.

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