Business: Troubleshooting Missileman

GEORGE MAVERICK BUNKER

In the burgeoning missile industry, dominated by oldtime planemakers, George Maver ick Bunker is a wingless newcomer. The chairman and chief executive of the Martin Co. (1959 sales: $524 mil lion), which produces more missiles for the U.S. Government than any other firm, he knew nothing about planes or missiles when he took over the company in 1952. But he did know how to deal with trouble — and he found plenty of trouble at Martin. The company had lost $22 million in 1952, and its future looked even darker. Bunker put it...

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