Meet The Team

PAUL GHOSH
PAUL GHOSH, PE
FOUNDER
The Ghosh name has been a staple in the water and wastewater industry since Paul started the company in 1982. He has been instrumental in the design, funding, and construction of countless utility infrastructure projects throughout West Virginia during his 48-year career. He is a thoughtful communicator, former college professor and has an extensive watch collection. In his semi-retirement, you’ll occasionally find him in the office as he enjoys working on small projects at Ghosh Engineers and the energy kicks up another notch when he brings his dog Luca.
KENNON CHAMBERS
KENNON CHAMBERS, PE
PRESIDENT
At the helm, Kennon brings 23 years of experience in the design, construction and construction administration of water and wastewater systems. Specializing in collection and distribution systems, he is also responsible for the overall management of the company operations and is committed to providing our clients and communities with engineering excellence. A graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology, he stays in tune to our Ghosh clients pretty much 7 days a week. Outside of that, he is a Marvel and DC comic fan (can you really be both?), has been on numerous mission trips with his church to Peru and Mexico and enjoys watching his kids perform on the soccer field and tennis court. The best days at Ghosh are when he brings in pastries, homemade by his daughter. She seriously has a future in it.
JEFF EKSTROM
JEFF EKSTROM,PE
VICE PRESIDENT
If you’ve ever been in Jeff’s office, you’ll marvel at how he can be so neat and organized while easily juggling multiple projects. That’s part his personality and part 30 years in the water and wastewater industry and it helps to have tunes cranking out from his boombox circa 1989. A graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology, he is a recipient of the George W. Fuller award for his distinguished service to the water supply field and sound engineering skills and specializes in the design of water and wastewater treatment plants. Yes, he is married to our Office Manager, for 30 years in fact.  They have 2 sons - one a soccer mid-fielder and robotics enthusiast and one who is studying mechanical engineering at Marshall University.
JIM CHARLEY
JIM CHARLEY
SENIOR CAD DESIGNER
Jim has worked on countless projects in his 45-year career, including 29 years with Ghosh. He is highly skilled in the production of Civil Engineering and Architectural drawings for the construction of Water and Wastewater Treatment systems. A graduate of West Virginia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Jim was an All WVIAC second baseman in baseball and an All WVIAC Quarterback and Co-Captain in football for the Yellow Jackets. He is a member of the WVSU Sports Hall of Fame. Jim has an old-school, dedicated approach to his craft, with a keen attention to detail. Jim has instructed Kung Fu and Tai Chi since the mid-1980s and continues to teach Tai Chi with an emphasis on fall prevention, relaxation and health, yet still has time to complete the Honey-Do list at home.
ALLEN KING
ALLEN KING
SENIOR CAD DESIGNER
Allen came on board in September 2019 with an energy like no other and brought with him 18 years of CAD design experience. With an Associate degree in Architectural CADD Technology from Triangle Tech in Pittsburgh, Allen serves as primary CAD Technician on water, wastewater, and stormwater system improvements. When Allen is not busy with home renovation projects or yard work, he enjoys traveling around the state to the various State Parks and trying his hand at amateur photography. As a side note, while serving aboard an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy, he had the privilege of seeing the Rolling Stones perform in Australia for their first time in 25 years.
KAREN EKSTROM
KAREN EKSTROM 
OFFICE MANAGER
One might say we’re the firm that hires former Disney employees as Karen is not only a graduate of Marshall University, but also a graduate of the Walt Disney World College Program. Prior to joining Ghosh, Karen worked 20 years in the banking industry, so she is comfortable with the financial side of the company and understands the importance of a good client relationship. She will be the first to admit that her hobby for many years were her kids and their activities. Now that they are more independent, she has become slightly addicted to the Food Network and trying her hand at culinary dinner creations.
BOB FLACK AND ERNIE KINGDON
PROJECT REPRESENTATIVES
As our Project Representatives at construction sites, we hear from these guys more than we see them. Each one has an outstanding 35 year career in construction management oversight and specialize in overeeing the construction of water and wastewater line work and treatment plants. Even though we don’t see them as often as we’d like, they have a very close relationship with our designers and are committed to honoring the integrity of the design and meticulously adhering to plans and specifications. Bob is a vintage car and watch collector, Ernie never sleeps and has turned work into his hobby.
HOWIE 
Team Mascot
Our teammate Howie loves showing off our Ghosh swag!
Howie The Ghosh Mascot.jpg