New faces at the top of U.S. industry last week:

¶ CLIFFORD FRED RASSWEILER, 51, research scientist, who became vice chairman of Johns-Manville Corp., biggest U.S. maker of asbestos insulation materials. Son of a Methodist minister, Rassweiler worked his way through the University of Denver, got his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Illinois, worked for Du Pont, went to Johns-Manville as research director in 1941, where he developed numerous new products, including the insulating pad used on bazookas to protect the firer's face from burns. As vice chairman, Rassweiler skipped right over Johns-Manville's presidency, which became...

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