OIL: Drilling for Size

John B. O'Connor, 57, is a man smitten by wanderlust. In twelve years as executive vice president of Dresser Industries, one of the world's biggest oil equipment and service companies (annual sales of $225 million), Oilman O'Connor logs more than 100,000 miles a year helping run Dresser's eleven subsidiaries spread over eleven states and nine foreign countries. Recently the oil industry's Nomads Club voted him "the world's most-traveled executive." Last week Traveler O'Connor made one of the most important moves of his career; he stepped up to Dresser's presidency, taking over from...

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