Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> April 20, 1998

Peter Cartwright – Calpine Corporation (cpn)

PETER CARTWRIGHT is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Calpine Corp. He is a recognized leader in the US power industry. Having served the power industry for more than 40 years in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the United States, he has cultivated a unique and highly effective management approach. Mr. Cartwright founded Calpine in 1984 to participate in the emerging independent power industry. He is an Engineering graduate of Princeton and Columbia Universities. He served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, and was involved in building nuclear power plants in Japan, Taiwan, India and Mexico for General Electric Company. In 1979, he left GE to start a western regional office for the New York-based architect-engineering firm, Gibbs & Hill. Mr. Cartwright is a professional Engineer licensed in New York and California. He appears frequently in the national media, speaking about the industry and the company. He is considered a visionary in the industry and has received numerous awards. Profile
TWST: Give a background summary, a brief sketch of Calpine Corporation

and bring us up to date. What is the company doing today?

Mr. Cartwright: Calpine is an independent power company, which