SAN FRANCISCO—D. Mark Durcan, president and chief operating officer at memory chip vendor Micron Technology Inc., will step down at the end of Micron's current fiscal year in August, the company announced Thursday (Jan. 26).
Mark W. Adams, vice president of worldwide sales at Micron (Boise, Idaho) will succeed Durcan as president and COO following Durcan's retirement, Micron said. Adams was previously COO at Lexar Media Inc. until Lexar was acquired by Micron in June 2006. He was appointed vice president of worldwide sales at Micron in Juny 2008.
Durcan joined Micron in 1984 and was named the company's vice president of research and development and chief technology officer in June 1997. He was appointed COO in February 2006 and as the company's president in June 2007.
"For the past 28 years Mark has played an integral role in the company's growth and success," said Steve Appleton, Micron chairman and CEO, in a statement.