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8. Micron CEO Mark Durcan

mark-durcan-micron-ceo-muMark Durcan became the CEO of Micron (MU) in the worst possible way: Micron CEO Steve Appleton perished in a plane crash in February 2012.

Plus, while it’s always a huge challenge to take over under such circumstances, Durcan had already announced plans to retire in August 2012. After the tragedy, though, he reversed course and took the job of Micron CEO anyways.

Since then, Mark Durcan not only helped the computer memory manufacturer recover, but his acquisition of Japan’s Elpida Memory was a big shot in the arm for Micron stock.

MU stock is now trading at decade-highs and has gained over 240% year-to-date.

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