Personnel: New Head at RCA

In a shake-up that rattled around in Wall Street's rumor mills for days before it became public, one of the nation's industrial giants last week rejiggered its top management. Out as president of the kaleidoscopic Radio Corp. of America went John Lawrence Burns, 53, who took on the $200,000-a-year job under a ten-year contract less than five years ago. A top-drawer management consultant, Burns came to RCA from Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he had been rated an expert on the problems of running big corporations and had included RCA among his clients.

Originally, speculation in the trade was that Burns...

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