Denise Ramos, CEO & president, ITT
A 2011 spinoff that shed its water and military-technology units shaped ITT into its current form: a manufacturer of specialty components for the energy, transportation, and industrial markets. Denise Ramos, who assumed the CEO job during the split, has proved that ITT can be a profitable company on its own. In the past 12 months, the company has reported sales growth of almost 14% and its shares have increased by 10%.
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