Meet the Team

From our beginnings in 2002, today the Emsol team is one of New Zealand’s leading energy management specialists – providing independent expert advice and sustainable energy management solutions.   Our personnel include:
  • Erin Roughton – Managing Director / Energy Auditor
  • Sue Roughton – Director
  • Carl Newby  Director & Projects Engineer 
  • Steven Nichols – Energy Engineer  
  • Abigail Zeng – Personal Assistant
Erin Roughton

Erin Roughton

Managing Director

Erin oversees all projects at Emsol and delivers high quality services. Erin is a qualified Professional Engineer and has 25 years experience in energy engineering, research and project management. He has an indepth knowledge of energy efficiency in industrial, commercial and residential sectors.

Erin is an Accredited Energy Auditor and Energy Masters Member of EMANZ. He has provided policy advice and project management services to business, councils and government organisations. Ph: 03 546 6690 | Mobile: 0274 495 288
Carl Newby

Carl Newby

Director & Projects Engineer

Carl assists in the implementation of energy management programmes at Emsol. He works with plant managers and their energy teams to help setup systems and ensure successful completion of energy management projects.

Carl has an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auckland University. He has a special interest in energy technologies and has worked on projects including mitigating hydrodynamic keel vibration on high performance yachts to hydrokinetic power generation for an off grid gold plant. Mobile: 021 176 2986
Steven Nichols

Steven Nichols

Energy Engineer

Steven provides day to day support for the sites’ energy management projects. His role is to ensure site teams are progressing energy saving projects and produce monthly energy monitoring reports. Steven visits industrial sites throughout New Zealand with a focus on process heat and industrial energy audits. Steven has a Bachelor in Chemical and Process Engineering with Honours from Canterbury University, and has a passion for energy processing systems and efficiency measures. He has experience will pilot-scale research projects, managing the design and build of small-scale electrolytic reactors. Mobile: 021 294 1256
Abigail Zeng

Abigail Zeng

Personal Assistant

Abigail is a Senior Executive Personal Assistant with over 8 years’ experience in the business and administration industry with extensive experience in customer services, calendar and project management, and business support.

With an excellent reputation, Abigail delivers quality services, is always positive, enthusiastic and helpful, and has a great relationship with our clients. 

Abigail holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business English. In addition, she is a marathon runner and has a passion for arts and outdoor sports.
Ph: 03 546 6690