Roger Frizzell, VP of corporate communications for struggling American Airlines, has landed at San Francisco-based utility Pacific Gas and Electric Company as chief communications officer.

Frizzell was with AA since 2003, recently leading a staff of 130 communications staffers.

The airline has been plagued in recent days by fears of bankruptcy as it struggles amid the sluggish economy and its parent company's shares trade under $2.

Frizzell joined AA from Hewlett Packard. He was director of corporate communications for Compaq when it was acquired by H-P in 2002.

At PG&E, he takes the title of VP of corporate relations, as well as CCO, reporting to senior VP/CA Greg Pruett and with oversight of internal and external communications, online communications and advertising.

PG&E, which serves 15 million customers in the Golden State, posted second quarter 2011 revenue of $3.7B.