National City Corp., Cleveland, promoted John D. Gellhausen to head its new comptroller division.

He had been vice president and manager of financial communications and investor relations since 1996.

Mr. Gellhausen will be in charge of cutting costs not related to personnel and will oversee National City's strategic sourcing department, which has 65 employees.

National City said six additional process-improvement analysts will also report to Mr. Gellhausen and help identify ways to cut costs.

Mr. Gellhausen reports to Robert G. Siefers, National City Corp.'s chief financial officer.

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