E3 Consulting and its parent company, NAES Corporation, have selected Ginger Elbaum as Managing Director of E3, effective May 1. Ms. Elbaum joined E3 in 2007 and most recently served as the firm’s Director of Operations.
“Ginger has been a member of E3’s management team for several years, contributing her strong organizational skills and devotion to the needs of our clients and employees,” said Paul Plath, President of E3 and one of its founders. “We look forward to her taking a leading role in the company’s continued growth and providing exceptional services to the ever-evolving energy industry.”
Ms. Elbaum has 18 years’ experience providing engineering, construction and project management services to the power generation, water reclamation and industrial process sectors. At E3, she has focused on wind, solar, natural gas, coal, transmission installations and infrastructure.
Ms. Elbaum has managed a range of high-profile projects, including the Petra Nova Carbon Capture project near Houston, one of only two coal-fired power plants worldwide to use carbon capture and storage. Petra Nova, which also utilized enhanced oil recovery technology, was selected by POWER Magazine as its 2017 Power Project of the Year. She also managed the groundbreaking San Antonio Vista Ridge water pipeline project, one of the first projects in the water sector to use a public-private partnership. Vista Ridge won the Water Deal of the Year Award for 2017 from Global Water Intelligence and North American Water Deal of the Year for 2016 by IJ Global and Project Finance International.
Before joining E3, Ms. Elbaum worked in Calpine Corporation’s centralized engineering group, where she provided mechanical engineering support to a fleet of over 90 natural gas-fired power plants. She also served as an on-site project engineer during power plant construction, which involved troubleshooting complex interdisciplinary engineering field issues.
Ms. Elbaum holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.