PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Oct. 8, 1956

¶A. (for Angus) Lightfoot Walker, 47, was elected president and chief executive officer of Rheem Manufacturing Co., maker of steel containers, heating equipment, military aircraft components, etc. (1955 annual sales: $161 million). "Gus" Walker succeeds Richard S. Rheem, who becomes chairman of the board, is first non-family man to be president. Born in Newport, England, Walker was raised in Australia, got an engineering degree at Sydney University. After two jobs as a sales engineer, he joined Rheem in Australia in 1937. Nine years later he was transferred to New York, became executive assistant to the president, later vice president....

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