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Innovation Talk Webinar: Ask the Experts - Transfer Switches is a 60-minute Q and A session that will address various topics related to ASCO transfer switches and they apply within the Canadian market. The experts will also run through some common questions asked in previous webinars and open the lines for live questions. If you want to know more about ASCO transfer switches, then look no further! The conference will run from 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT on 20th October 2020.

Speakers

Victor Bonachea

Director of Global Product Management

Victor Bonachea is Director of Offer Management at ASCO Power Technologies. He has 9 years of tenure with ASCO, where he began as an Applications Engineer quoting, supporting, and implementing transfer switch solutions with customers and sales teams across the world. He then shifted into a Product Management path where he has been involved with product development for new switching solutions. His experience concentrates around the applications and architectures for power system/equipment control and their monitoring systems, including work on several patents.

Victor received a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and an Masters in Engineering Management with Honors from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with specializations in controls and project management, respectively.

Victor has been involved with IEEE for 11 years where he is currently a Senior Member and was awarded the 2019 PES Outstanding Engineer Award for North Jersey. Today, he continues his IEEE affiliation with the IAS & PES Societies and most recently has begun participating in updates to the P3005.4 Emergency Power Reliability Standard (previously known as the Orange Book).

Robert Debrody

Director of Applications Engineering

Robert Debrody is the Director of Applications Engineering at ASCO Power Technologies. His primary duties include understanding and developing opportunities to meet the demands of the latest customer applications and to ensure the ASCO transfer switch product line remains at the forefront of engineering and design.

Before ASCO, Robert held roles as VP of Engineering, Director of R & D and Engineering and Program Manager at various large industrial companies.

Robert has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a master’s in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University. Robert is an IEEE member and has served on the NFPA Committee.

Kevin Ragbasingh

Product Manager

Kevin Ragbasingh is an Offer Manager at ASCO Power Technologies. Kevin’s primary duties at ASCO include product development and management of 7000 Series Medium Voltage ATS and Series 300 ATS product lines. During his 3-year tenure at ASCO, Kevin has helped successfully launched the Series 300 Quick Connect Panel products as well as Manual Transfer Switch and Manual Transfer Switch with integrated quick connects products.

Before ASCO, Kevin began his career as a design and product engineer for two electromechanical switch manufacturers. His role as an engineer involved design and prototyping of new designs, monitoring quality control processes and implementing current technologies to meet the customer’s needs. Throughout his career, Kevin has made it a priority to provide technical support for various products to both sales and the customer.

Kevin received a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering at Temple University with a concentration in power system design. Kevin is currently pursuing his MBA at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
Brad Buckler

Brad Buckler

Product Manager

Brad Buckler is the Product Manager for ASCO Power Technologies based in Brantford Ontario Canada.  He has worked in the application of technology for emergency power systems for close to 40 years.  He has experience in both engineering and field service to his credit.

Mr. Buckler is the past Chair of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) C282-15 Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings committee, Chair of the CSA C22.2 No. 178.1-17 Requirements for Transfer Switches committee, a member of the CSA Z32-15 Subcommittee on Essential Electrical Systems and serves on a number of other CSA standards committees.  In addition, he has participated on a number of Canena Harmonization committees.  Mr. Buckler received the 2018 Award of Merit from CSA for over 20 years of work developing standards for the electrical industry.   Mr. Buckler has spoken on the application of Emergency Power at conferences organized by the University of Toronto, The Fire Marshal's Office of Ontario, and the Canadian Health Care Engineering Society.

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