United Technologies Corp., the $54.8 billion maker of building systems and aerospace products based in Hartford, Conn., appointed Gregory J. Hayes senior vice president and CFO. Hayes, 47, succeeds Stephen F. Page, 68, who retired as vice chairman and CFO in April 2004. Previously, Hayes, a nine-year company veteran, was vice president of accounting and controls and shared principal financial officer duties with James E. Geisler, 41, who serves as vice president of finance.
Continental Airlines Inc., the $14.2 billion air carrier based in Houston, Texas, named Zane Rowe executive vice president and CFO. Rowe, 37, replaces Jeffrey J. Misner, 54, who retired after 13 years with the company, including four as executive vice president and CFO. Rowe joined the company in 1993 and held a variety of positions in its Finance and Marketing departments before becoming senior vice president for network strategy in September 2006.
Qwest Communications International Inc., the $13.8 billion provider of voice, data, Internet and video services based in Denver, Colo., hired Joseph J. Euteneuer as executive vice president and CFO. Euteneuer, 53, succeeds John W. Richardson, 63, who resigned after a little over a year in that position. Euteneuer joins Qwest from XM Satellite Radio Holdings, where he served as CFO since 2002. Previously, Richardson spent 15 years in a number of positions at Comcast.
Southwest Airlines Co., the $9.9 billion budget air carrier based in Dallas, Texas, named Leah Koontz vice president and controller. Koontz, 42, replaces Tammy Romo, 46, who was appointed to the newly created position of vice president of financial planning. Koontz joined Southwest in August 1993 as an accountant in the Revenue Accounting Department. Since then, Koontz has held a number of accounting positions, including director of financial accounting and, most recently, assistant controller.
Brunswick Corp., the $5.7 billion maker of leisure products based in Lake Forest, Ill., appointed Peter B. Hamilton senior vice president and CFO. Hamilton, 61, succeeds Peter G. Leemputte, 51, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Hamilton was CFO from 1995 to 2000, when he moved into operations. Most recently, he was president of Brunswick Boat Group from 2006 to 2007 and vice chairman of the board from 2000 until his retirement in 2007.
E*TRADE Financial Corp., the $3.6 billion financial services company based in New York City, hired Bruce P. Nolop as CFO. Nolop, 57, replaces Matthew J. Audette, 33, who became acting CFO in addition to controller and executive vice president in May when Robert J. Simmons, 46, resigned after the company's mortgage business suffered huge losses. Most recently, Nolop served as executive vice president and CFO at Pitney Bowes, from January 2000 to March 2008.