New Opportunities: Pacific Gas and Electric Co. elected William D. Arndt to the newly established post of vice president, project management and program office. Arndt joins PG&E from Exelon Corp., where he served most recently as senior vice president, financial operations.
Calpine Corp. promoted Zamir Rauf to treasurer and senior vice president of finance. Rauf joined the company in 2000 and has worked in strategic finance, financial structuring and project finance.
FirstEnergy Corp. named William D. Byrd, director of rate strategy, vice president and chief risk officer, effective Nov. 1, 2007, succeeding Kathryn “Kitty” W. Dindo, who retired. Byrd began his career in 1977 at Ohio Edison Co., a predecessor company of First Energy, as a business analyst. Dindo joined First Energy in 1998 as vice president of non- regulated energy services and business groups. She was named to her current position in 2001.