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Hughes Network Systems’ Allen McCabe Elected to Board of Directors

Hughes Network Systems‘ Satellite Broadcasting & Communications Association has elected Allen McCabe, vice president of consumer sales at Hughes, to the board of directors for 2012.

In his current position, McCabe is responsible for managing the North American consumer sales team, which includes a network of national and regional sales agents, distributors, consumer electronics retailers’ national associations and local independent retailers.

“It’s an honor to be elected to the SBCA board,” said McCabe. “I look forward to working with other board members to further grow the satellite industry by bringing high-speed Internet, video and voice services to the millions of people that are unserved or underserved by terrestrial broadband.”

McCabe has served at Hughes since 1995. He lead the sales group responsible for selling the company’s designed and manufactured DirecTV set-top boxes and subsequently HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service, a business which now represents a significant portion of Hughes annual revenue, said the company.

“Allen is very deserving of this recognition for his contributions to the consumer satellite electronics industry, and I’m certain his many years of experience will prove very beneficial to the association,” said Mike Cook, senior vice president, Hughes North America.

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