Corporations: A Man of Many Parts

Automobile carburetors have little in common with the visionary paintings of Paul Klee, but Arnold Maremont is a devoted connoisseur of both. Mare mont, 59, is president of Chicago's Maremont Corp., a leader in the greasy, $7 billion business of making spare parts for old cars. Yet he runs his firm from a low ebony coffee-table desk, surrounded by modern paintings and chairs by Mies van der Rohe, is as elegant and impeccably dressed as if he were managing Tiffany's. All this seems to help: he has built Maremont's sales from $30 million in 1959 to $122 million last year....

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