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.