The CEO of Micron, a memory chip maker company, died Friday when the plane he was piloting crashed at the Boise airport, according to Associated Press.
A spokesman for the company, Dan Francisco has confirmed Steve Appleton’s death.
Trading in the company stock is currently on hold.
Appleton was a professional stunt plane pilot and was apparently the only one in the plane when it crashed.
Micron’s board of directors released a statement stating, “Steve’s passion and energy left an indelible mark on Micron, the Idaho community and the technology industry at large.”
Micron is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions, according to the Associated Press. Appleton started working for the company on the factory floor in 1983 and in 1994 was appointed to chairman, CEO and president.
Appleton was involved in another plane crash back in 2004 where he suffered a punctured a lung, broke bones, ruptured a disk and head injuries.
Appleton owned several aircrafts and was a frequent flyer of the Idaho skies.
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