PERSONNEL: Stepping Up

Ever since Texas Gulf Sulphur Co. developed its first producing well in a Gulf Coast salt dome 33 years ago, Walter Hull Aldridge has been its boss. Under Aldridge, Texas Gulf became the world's biggest producer of sulphur (second: Freeport Sulphur Co.) and the largest source of the cheap, pure sulphur (i.e., brimstone) needed by thousands of industries. Last week Walter Aldridge, 83, resigned as president of Texas Gulf and stepped up to be board chairman.

Into his place went Fred M. Nelson, 54, a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines...

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