Cover Story -- The Best Managers
There's just no stopping Compaq Computer CEO ECKHARD PFEIFFER. Even as he pushed further into the large computer business in '97 with acquisitions of Tandem Computers and Microcom, Pfeiffer, 55, kept his eye on the PC business. Compaq defended its leading share of business PCs and servers while recapturing second place in notebooks and becoming one of the top two suppliers of home PCs. With '97 revenue up an estimated 24%, to $25 billion, Pfeiffer is on his way toward $50 billion in sales by 2000.