Personnel: Change at Fairbanks Whitney

For the past four months, U.S. business has known no more indefatigable head-hunter than David Karr, 44, onetime legman for Drew Pearson and then a public-relations man before he maneuvered himself into the corporate big time as guiding spirit of New York's Fairbanks Whitney Corp. Last week, after interviewing more than 40 senior executives from every corner of the nation, Karr ended his talent quest. In as Fairbanks Whitney's new president and chief executive officer (at $115,000 a year) goes crew-cut George A. Strichman, 46, once director of manufacturing services for Raytheon...

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