Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Pradman P. Kaul is president of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS). Hughes is the world’s leading supplier of broadband satellite services and network solutions using interactive VSAT (very small aperture terminal) products. With annual revenues of over $1 billion, Hughes provides satellite-based enterprise and consumer services and networks, mobile satellite networks and terminals, and broadband LMDS point-to-multipoint systems. Headquartered in Germantown, Maryland, U.S.A., Hughes has offices in 11 countries and customers in over 100 countries.
Before joining Hughes, Mr. Kaul worked at COMSAT Laboratories in Clarksburg, MD.
Mr. Kaul received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He holds numerous patents and has published articles and papers on a variety of technical topics concerning satellite communications.
In October 2004, Mr. Kaul was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Kaul was selected as a “Distinguished Engineering Alumnus” of the University of California, Berkeley in 1999 and “Distinguished Alumnus” at George Washington University, Washington DC in 2005. He was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium medal in 2000. In 2009, Mr. Kaul was inducted into the Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) Hall of Fame and was awarded "Satellite Executive of the Year 2008" by Via Satellite magazine.