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EchoStar CFO Rayner Resigns

David Rayner, chief financial officer of EchoStar, will resign his position "in order to pursue other opportunities" effective Nov. 8, the company said in a regulatory filing Friday.

Ken Carroll, EchoStar's senior vice president of business development and international, will take over as CFO.

Carroll, 56, is a 20-year veteran of the satellite TV and satellite broadband industry. Previously he served as chief operating officer of the company's EchoStar Satellite Services subsidiary from August 2010 to June 2011. 

Prior to joining EchoStar, Carroll was president and COO of wireless broadband provider WildBlue Communications from 2003 to 2010. In addition, he previously served as CFO for Liberty Satellite & Technology and direct-to-home satellite TV provider PrimeStar.

EchoStar -- which split off from Dish Network in 2008 -- is a global provider of satellite operations and digital TV services. Its subsidiaries include satellite broadband provider Hughes and EchoStar Technologies, which includes the Sling Media business and Move Networks' adaptive bit-rate streaming technology.