Johnson Controls, a $28.5 billion manufacturer of car batteries and other components for motor vehicles, appointed Brian Stief corporate controller and vice president. He succeeds Susan Kreh, who was named vice president of finance for the Milwaukee-based company's power solutions business in late 2009. Stief, 54, is joining the company from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked with large clients, including Johnson Controls. He joined the accounting firm in 1979 and made partner in 1989.

AMR Corp., the $19.8 million parent of American Airlines, named Isabelle Goren CFO and senior vice president of both AMR and American Airlines. She succeeds Tom Horton, who was promoted to president of AMR and American Airlines. Goren, 50, has served as the airline's senior vice president of customer relationship marketing and reservations since 2006. Since joining the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline in 1986, she has also served as president of AMR Services and vice president of customer service planning.

Alcoa, the $18.4 billion aluminum producer, appointed Graeme Bottger controller and vice president. He is switching jobs with Tony Thene, who will succeed Bottger as CFO of Alcoa's engineered products and solutions group. Bottger, 51, joined the New York City-based company in 1980 as a product accountant in Australia. He was named vice president of finance for the home exteriors unit in 2001, vice president of sales in 2003 and CFO of the engineered products and solutions group in 2005.

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