AVIATION: Shift at Martin

The Glenn L. Martin Co., which had a new president just three years ago, last week got another one. Out went Chester Charles Pearson, 45, the aircraft production man (formerly with Curtiss-Wright and Douglas) who was hired in 1949 to solve the debt-ridden company's problems. In came George Maverick Bunker, 44, an engineer with no aircraft experience but plenty of promotional know-how.

An M.I.T. graduate who got his start in the Depression washing kettles for the Campbell Soup Co., Bunker moved to the Wilson meat-packing company as an engineer in 1934, did a stint as head of the industrial engineering department,...

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