Johnson Controls Names New Controller

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Johnson Controls Inc., which makes seats, interior systems and batteries for cars, said Wednesday that Brian Steif has been elected as vice president and corporate controller.

Steif succeeds Susan M. Kreh, who was named vice president for JCI's Power Solutions business last year.

He will report to R. Bruce McDonald, the chief financial officer, and will handle global finance, including financial planning and analysis.

Before joining Johnson Controls, Steif was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked since 1979.