Micron Names Mark Durcan Interim CEO

'We are fortunate to be able to appoint someone with Mark's operations and technical leadership experience to serve as the company's CEO.'

Micron Technology has named Mark Durcan its interim chief executive officer to replace Steve Appleton, who died Friday in a plane crash.

The company's board of directors also announced Saturday the appointment of Robert Switz as chairman of the board and Mark Adams as president.

"We are fortunate to be able to appoint someone with Mark's operations and technical leadership experience to serve as the company's CEO," Switz said in a statement.

The new CEO was "instrumental in Micron's success" while serving previously as president and chief operating officer of the company, he added.

Appleton died when his single-engine Lancair plane caught fire and went down between two runways at Boise Airport Friday. He was the only person aboard.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2012

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