PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Mar. 11, 1957

¶Edwin H. Walker, 47, big (6 ft. 4 in.), hearty president and general manager of McKinnon Industries Ltd., General Motors' parts-manufacturing subsidiary at Saint Catharines. Ont., was made president of General Motors of Canada, Ltd., succeeding William A. Wecker, retiring at 64. Canadian-born. Walker went to work at McKinnon in 1929, climbed steadily through the ranks (inspector, foreman, superintendent, assistant to general manager) to the top of McKinnon in 1953. He arrived just in time to oversee construction of McKinnon's automated V-8 auto-engine plant. To replace Walker at McKinnon, G.M. picked another man from the ranks: Toronto-born E. Jack Barbeau....

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