Don Kania, president of FEI Co., a global maker of electron and ion-beam microscopes, followed a circuitous course from ice hockey to graduate engineering student to lab jockey to business leader, leveraging his talents in technology and engineering. Along the way, he has taken FEI from second or third in its business to a top ranking. "We make the most ridiculously sophisticated microscopes in the world. You can see an atom. That’s all most people need to know about FEI," Kania said.