The Decline And Fall Of Westinghouse's Paul Lego

When Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s board prepared to meet on Jan. 27, it had two goals. The first was to oust Chief Executive Paul E. Lego. The second was to prevent his departure from becoming the sort of public spectacle that had recently humiliated General Motors Corp. and American Express Co. Westinghouse's directors succeeded on both counts. Despite weeks of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, no word of the plan leaked out. Not even Lego knew that day would mark the end of his 37-year career with the diversified electrical and technology giant.

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