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Dish Names Former CenturyLink Exec Tinic CIO

Dish Network has hired former CenturyLink executive Atilla Tinic as senior VP and chief information officer.

Tinic, who held a similar title at Level 3 Communications when CenturyLink acquired it last year, will replace Rob Dravenstott, who quietly left Dish in August to join Chicago-based IoT company Cooler Screens.

At Dish, Tinic will lead IT strategy and operations for Dish TV, Sling TV and the wireless groups. The Denver resident will stay close to home, working out of Dish’s Englewood, Colo. headquarters.

He’ll report to Dish chief operating officer John Swieringa

"Atilla has proven that he can lead technology organizations that deliver innovation, plus he possesses that sense of adventure we look for in a leader," said Swieringa, in a statement. "His track record of business partnership will serve our enterprise today, as well as our future wireless business."