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Lawrence M. Jones is resigning as vice chairman and chief financial officer of Fleming Cos. in Oklahoma City to become president and chief executive of Coleman Co., Wichita, Kan. Before joining Fleming 18 months ago, Jones had been associated with Coleman for 23 years. Coleman was taken over April 20 by Ronald O. Perelman and his New York firm, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., after he outbid the Coleman family in its attempt to take the company private in a leveraged buyout. Perelman later fired Sheldon Coleman, grandson of the company's founder, as president and chief executive.

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