Calpine Corporation (Calpine) has appointed Jim D Deidiker as senior vice president (SVP) and chief accounting officer (CAO). Previously, he served as vice president (VP) and controller at Texas Genco. Prior to that, Deidiker served as managing director and VP, administration at AEP Energy Services, Inc. He also held accounting and financial positions at Basis Petroleum, Inc., Enron Corporation and UPG Falco, Inc. He also served as a research assistant and lecturer at Texas A&M University.

With more than 30 years of financial, accounting and management experience, much of which has been in the energy industry, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our company, said Zamir Rauf, chief financial officer and executive vice president. Jim has worked closely in the past with several of our senior executives, and I am confident that he will be a valuable and effective member of our management team.

Deidiker received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Southwest Missouri State University. He also received a master’s degree in business administration-finance from the University of Houston. Deidiker has also completed research and coursework toward a doctoral degree in accounting from Texas A&M University. He is a certified public accountant in Texas and a certified management accountant.