C. Michael Armstrong

C. MICHAEL ARMSTRONG, CEO of GM Hughes Electronics, has led a great new product launch--DirecTV, a satellite-to-home television service that beams crystal-clear programming to rooftop dishes. Armstrong took a stodgy military contractor and used its high-tech smarts to tap into new commercial markets. The stock is up 50% on the year.

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