Soon after the death of Micron president Steve Appleton, former chairman & COO Jim Garrett passed away. Garrett died at age 64 from cancer.
Garrett joined Micron in 1985 as vice president of sales & marketing and became vice chairman in 1990. He served as chairman and chief operating officer from 1992-1994 until his resignation over allegations that another boardmember released internal company information.
Garrett had a good reputation as a positive manager who helped guide Micron through a very difficult period for the US DRAM industry.