Electrical Engineering Technician – UEI – Shively, Kentucky, 1968
1968-1974 Texas Instruments, environmental testing, Richardson, Texas
1974 Thru 1980, Retail and wholesale manager, Consumer electronics and dealer service parts.
1980 – 1998 – Founded Consumer Satellite Systems, and National Programming Service.
Built 4 warehouses housing offices and 2 call centers
Remodeled 140,000 sq. foot distribution, warehouse and corporate office complex in
Established in house truck fleet
Designed Satellite Customer billing system and inventory control system
Owned or leased 10 distribution centers east of the Mississippi from Wisconsin to Florida serving
3000 dealers and over 400,000 customers
CSS served retailers selling satellite systems, televisions and a range of consumer electronics
2002 to Present – Mr. Schroeder serves as a member of the Board of Directors, and serves on
the Executive Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and Chairman of the Audit
Committee for ECHOSTAR (NASDAQ; SATS). Sister company DISH Network.
President of Back O Beyond HOA (Sedona, AZ) for the last 10+ years
Commercial Pilot since 1986, certified single pilot in jet aircraft; currently flies a King Air
Funds Sam’s Brothers water well project, which has installed 130 fresh water wells in the rural
areas of Cambodia over the last 6 years.
Honorary Civilian Commander for two years for the 944th Fighter Wing at Luke AFB under the
leadership of Col. Bryan Cook
Family – 1 Great Grandson, 7 grand kids and 5 children
Married to Christine Despain Schroeder - artist.