Personnel: New President at TWA

After eight months of shopping. Trans World Airlines finally got a new president and chief executive officer. He is Charles C. Tillinghast Jr., 50, former vice president of Bendix Corp., and a friend of onetime Ford Motor Co. Chairman Ernest Breech, who joined the TWA board as a representative of the creditors who lent the line $165 million for new jets.

Four weeks ago Breech approached Tillinghast about taking the TWA post. "I had some real questions," admits Tillinghast. "The careers of recent TWA presidents have been rather short." There have been five in the past 14 years, largely be...

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