John Swieringa Named President and COO of Dish Wireless

Dish Network has named John Swieringa president and chief operating officer of Dish Wireless.

In this expanded role, he will be responsible for all operational aspects of Dish’s wireless business including the deployment and management of Dish’s virtualized, O-RAN 5G broadband network. John also will continue to lead Dish’s retail wireless.

“John’s a 14-year veteran of Dish and is committed to changing the way the world communicates with our unique capabilities,” said Charlie Ergen, Dish co-founder and chairman, to whom Swieringa reports. “His experience in our overall business will help to maximize our wireless opportunities within all lines of the business. He and his team will deploy and monetize Dish’s network while advancing our retail, enterprise and wholesale market opportunities.”

“I am excited to lead and further integrate our wireless strategy, deployment and operations efforts,” Swieringa said in a statement. “We have a significant opportunity as we prepare to commercialize our wireless investments and deliver value to our customers, company and shareholders.”

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Swieringa’s direct reports include Stephen Bye, EVP and chief commercial officer; Dave Mayo, EVP of network development; Marc Rouanne, EVP and chief network officer; and Stephen Stokols, EVP of retail wireless.