International: Like Ike

Last week Ike got his industrial counterpart. To William Rogers ("Rod") Herod, a large, amiably impatient man of 52, president of International General Electric Co., Inc., went the post of Coordinator of Industrial Production of the twelve NATO nations. Herod would have to decide what defense item each NATO member could best produce, then get it produced so that the West's armies would have the largest possible flow of tanks, mess kits, T-shirts, drawn from twelve nations. It was a unique job. Generals had commanded international armies before; never before had there been a Herod investigating foreign factories, redirecting their efforts,...

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