Management: Texaco's New Chief

As a boy in tiny Stonewall, La. (pop. 100), J. Howard Rambin Jr. got some early experience in how to be a Friendly Texaco Dealer: he used to man the Texaco pump in front of his father's general store. A lot of gas has gone through the pumps since then, and Texaco is now the nation's eighth largest corporation and the only oil company with outlets in all 50 states. Howard Rambin has been moving too. Last week, at 53, he was named Texaco's new chairman and chief executive officer, a post in which he will replace retiring Augustus...

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