Personnel: Du Pont Is His Middle Name

Most executives have a running theme in their public speeches, and Lammot du Pont Copeland's theme is the necessity for "interested owners" (stockholders) to participate more actively in corporations, rather than leaving it all to hired professional management. He is in a rare position to do just that. Last week serious, reserved "Mots" Copeland, 57, great-great-grandson of Founder E. I. du Pont and one of the company's largest stockholders, became the eleventh president in the 160-year history of the biggest chemical maker in the world.

As chief executive, Copeland succeeds Crawford Hallock Greenewalt, 60, the son-in-law of onetime President Irénéé...

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