Victor Bonachea is the Director of Product Strategy at ASCO Power Technologies. He has 12 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 a Masters in Engineering Management with Honors from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with specializations in power, controls, and project management.
Victor has been involved with IEEE for 15 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).
Benny began his career with ASCO in 2013, starting in the sales development program. He has held several positions the past 10 years including sales, marketing, and strategy. His concentration has traditionally been in mission critical applications – specifically designing electrical system with emergency standby power systems.
His focus now resides in the New Energy Landscape (NEL) – the fast adoption of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), the transitioning distribution system (AC to DC), and the requirements of Load Management. Benny is focused on market trends, disruptions, and collaborating with Schneider Electric teams to solve the challenges faced by the partner and end user communities.