May 2023 Internal Newsletter

This newsletter informs everyone across ASCO Power Technologies of the latest updates and events. It will keep you updated on the latest marketing materials and developments.

May 2023 Internal Monthly Newsletter

Training Section

What are tabletop games? ~ Franz Ybud

Peter Herweck’s first message as CEO of Schneider Electric

On May 4, 2023, we welcomed Peter Herweck as our new CEO. Let’s hear from him.

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Discover the Sustainability School Program Know, grow, and protect the company ASCOPower3D+ App Needs Your Input! A single solution. A range of benefits. Yahoo! Finance Shares ASCO Power News! Literature Library Analytics & Events Corner Cheers for Peers Employees Corner Collaborator’s Note - Reese Norton May Game - Puzzle Bustle Hobby Spotlight - Franz Ybud Contents


The Schneider Sustainability School was designed and developed to help you understand more about sustainability topics you care about and help you take positive action, at work and in life. As professionals, it is essential that we truly understand environmental and social challenges, our Schneider Electric sustainability strategy, and how to act at a personal and professional level. We are asking that all ASCO Employees complete Novice-level training and certification and all Michael Quinn’s leadership staff the 10-hr Expert-level training and certification by September 30, 2023 . Sustainability School certification is in addition to the completion of any required MLL SE Essential Learnings courses. Training modules completed and certifications earned via the Sustainability School will be reflected in the MLL tool. Completion of Sustainability School certification is required for all ASCO Employees by September 30, 2023. Don’t delay! Discover the Sustainability School program now.


Make sure to complete Essential Learnings before September 30, 2023 . Know, grow, and protect the company

Trust at Schneider Electric This training will help you to understand the importance of Trust and how each of us can help to build Trust with our stakeholders. This course is based on the Trust Charter, Schneider Electric’s Code of Conduct.

Cybersecurity for Schneider Electric Use your cybersecurity knowledge to foil the traps used by cybercriminals in everyday life. This learning course is an interactive refresher on the cyber threats you may face and what action you should take to stay protected. This course is mandatory compliance training for all Schneider Electric employees.

Cybersecurity for Customer-facing Employees Completion of this course is recommended to complete for all customer-facing employees. You must complete the training in one language only.

What is Sustainability During this training you will understand what sustainability means for us at Schneider Electric, what are the current environmental and social challenges we are facing, why we need to consider social and environmental challenges as a whole and how a company can act. This training will end with an overview of Schneider Electric’s sustainability strategy.

Quality: The Safety of our Customers Quality is one of our top priorities primarily because it’s the safety of our customers and our field teams. This training will motivate you to adopt a 0 defect mindset and boost our quality culture that empowers all employees to move from correction to prevention.

Anti-Corruption at Schneider Electric In Schneider Electric we have a zero tolerance for corruption. In this curriculum you will have the opportunity to raise your awareness on rules and expectations when it comes to domains presenting corruption or compliance risks such as facilitation payments, conflict of interest, gifts and hospitalities, business agents, policies dedicated to them, and the speak up mindset.

Leading Agile Teams To provide maximum value to our customers in a fast changing world while enhancing collaboration and entrepreneurship, we have adopted the Agile ways of working. Agile teams have increased expectations from their leaders compared to traditional teams.

Design Quality Fundamentals The Design Quality Fundamentals training will cover the top 5 fundamentals of Design Quality that will help you achieve robustness and reliability in design: Critical to Quality Characteristics, Mission Profile, Parameter - Diagram, Design FMEA and Field Reliability.

Schneider Sustainability School Understand environmental challenges and learn what you do to contribute to sustainability.


The app allows you to understand and see ASCO Power offers in different market segments. The ASCOPower3D+ App Needs Your Input! User feedback will advance our step towards greater omnichannel marketing. Your insight helps improve the app and provide a better experience for customers. Download the app and send your feedback to

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A single solution. A range of benefits. ASCO Power Quick Connect Panels integrate with transfer switches and circuit breakers to simplify design, streamline procurement, and save space.

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Technical documents for the ASCO SERIES 300 Dual Purpose Quick Connect Power Panel are now available!

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The finance publication featured the ASCO Power event announcement. It delivers daily market coverage and insight across different industries. Find ASCO Power news in one of the top news publishers in the US. Yahoo! Finance Shares ASCO Power News!


Technical Brief: Ensuring Service Personnel Access for Data Center Backup Power Systems Preparing access protocols to enable power system maintenance and testing programs can help data centers mitigate interruptions despite restrictions.

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Technical Brief: Data Center: How to Demonstrate Backup Power Readiness Ensuring readiness for outages requires regular testing to verify backup power availability and performance.

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ASCO successfully launched Hannover Messe Trade Show last April 17-21, 2023 with 20 recorded attendees. In addition, the team conducted 2 Mobile Classrooms in Texas during April 2023 and recorded 30 Attendees. Lastly, a Lunch & Learn Event was also held at Tubbesing Dallas gathering 35 Attendees last April 24, 2023. Source Data: Marketo Extracted Registrations & Attendance Events Highlight for YTD 2023: As of YTD Mar 2023, ASCO Website earned 342K Pageviews, 50K Sessions with a 1.35 average session per user and a bounce rate of 56%. Highlight for Current Month (Feb 2023): During Mar 2023, our Company Website gained 121K Pageviews and 50K sessions, Web Traffic is driven by Organic Search, with 22K users followed by Direct Search with 8K users ASCO Website

Source Data: ASCO Website Google Analytics


Trade Shows

Catch the Digital Hub in action at the events below. It offers visitors a chance to interact with industry-leading backup power equipment.

Event Name Event Website Microgrid Knowledge Conference May 16-17, 2023 Anaheim Marriott, CA Event Date

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, FL

7x24 Exchange Spring Conference

June 4-7, 2023

American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC) 2023 Annual Convention & Legislative Summit

Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, DC

June 11-14, 2023

Spectech (Internal event with SE)

June 12-14, 2023

O’Fallon, MO

Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

NFPA Conference and Expo 2023 June 19-23, 2023

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2023 CAHED Trade Show Results:

17 Sales Ready Leads 1 Assessed but No Opportunity

Hannover Messe 2023 Results:

5 Sales Ready leads 9 Qualified leads

3 Assessed – No Opportunity 3 Leads Requiring Qualification


Last April, 53 ASCO employees earned 14,993 points by sharing assets!

Sharing is a GREAT way for ASCO to gain visibility and reach more leads in the backup power community. Plus, it is an easy way for YOU to help ASCO Power Technologies rise in an increasingly digital world. We also have a monthly contest to reward top advocates with StepUp points! So, make sure you don’t miss out. The leaders for this month are:

North America


• Joseph Carlson • Rachael Renna • Westmore Bowman

• Kenneth Luab • Vincent Lumanao • Christine Mae Almendras

Amplify ASCO’s voice by linking your social media account to the SE Advocacy platform, checking the latest ASCO posts, and sharing them on your profile. In case you missed the education session for the program, The Social Advocacy Training explains the following:

• Employee Advocacy • Reasons to be an Advocate • Employee Advocacy Features

If you want to participate on social media but don’t know what to share, this is your chance! Try the SE Advocacy tool today.


Roxanne Larcher and Tamer Assaker chatted about Roxanne’s recent trip to Egypt. They discussed culture, must-visit spots, and opportunities for ASCO Power. Watch this video to hear the full conversation.


Now it’s time to tip our hats to individuals who went above and beyond!

ASCO Power Technologies shows gratitude to the following star employees for April 2023 . Your hard work does not go unnoticed. We thank you for lifting the team with your talent and dedication.

Congratulations to the following Top Performers from each team: Top Performers


Supply Chain

Michelle Lorraine Cruz Customer Service

Cristine Isorena

Axl Astorga

Technical Support


Leilanie Lisanin

Carlstan Soriano

Arman Suetos

John Raner Pascual

Mat Ranillo Legion

Vincent Lumanao

Edgarlyn Blesilda Villafranca

Marvin Villaflor

Mark Andrew David

Domestic Sales Support


Aaron Sulapas IS - Domestic (East)

Ahmed Sayed

It’s to bust out the confetti to celebrate the New Hire! Domestic Sales Support Ahmed Sayed for his success in closing a large order with challenges on delays ~$3M. Ahemd got Mobily with bypass, 24 units

Khimberley De Leon IS - Domestic (Central)

Alexon Tamson IS Quotation Team

Marvin Natividad IS - Domestic (East)

Mary Angel Domingo

Khristine Grace Villacrusis IS National Accounts Team


Reese Norton Senior Field Sales Engineer

ASCO Power Lunch and Learns help foster stronger connections with our customers while highlighting the strengths of our products.

Lunch & Learn Deployment Toolkit

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PUZZLE BUSTLE is a game of 4 rounds consisting of logic, rebus, mathematics, and a final face off. Its contestants are color coded, and one player is eliminated each round. The last person standing wins. Solve the puzzle by finding out the name, age, assigned color, what round the players were eliminated in, and who won.

Solve the Puzzle

Send your answer to for a chance to win Step-Up Points!

CONGRATULATIONS to last month’s winners!

Mary Angel Domingo

Christopher Ginn

First names: David, Joanne, Richard, Xavier, Yvette Last names: Bridge, Hall, Rade, Richburgh, Sands Ages: 22, 24, 26, 29, 33 Color-codes: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange Round Eliminated: Logic, Rebus, Maths, Face-off, Winner Round 1 (LOGIC): This round was straight forward for Xavier, Miss Bridge and the player aged 29. The green player and the player aged 26 did not find this round as easy. It was a close call but in the end, the yellow player was eliminated. Round 2 (REBUS): This round was slightly harder, however it was a walk in the park for Richard, who came in first place for this round. Yvette, Mr Rade and the red player did not find this round as easy. However, after she realised what she was doing wrong, The 22-year old quickly took second place. Now it was just up to Xavier and the 29-year-old, however it was all over for Mr Rade. Round 3 (MATHEMATICS): Once again, the difficulty level increases as the remaining three players try their math skills. No-one seemed to do particularly well here. The first place finisher was Miss Bridge. The battle for a spot in the Face-off was between Xavier and the green player. He put everything he knew into this round, however it wasn’t enough to save Mr Hall, our unfortunate 33-year-old. Face-off: Two players remain with the same goal: to become the very first winner of “Radical Rush”. The 22-year-old and Mr Richburgh must race each-other in a maze. Whoever reaches the end first, wins the game. It was a race too close to call, however the red player was fast enough to steal victory from the very unfortunate orange player.


Franz Ybud is ASCO Power’s Social Media Specialist. He’s responsible for strategizing posts, crafting compelling social media copy, and monitoring campaigns. When he’s not working, he shifts his focus to collecting and playing tabletop games. He got into the hobby back in grade school when he got a Pokémon Monopoly board game, one of his earliest memories of tabletop games. He started growing his collection in 2019.

What are tabletop games?

Tabletop games are played on a flat surface, typically involving boards, cards, dice, and other accessories. Some of today’s most popular tabletop games are Chess, Dungeons and Dragons, and Monopoly.

What I like about it: • Tabletop games bring people together, and they help people get to know each other better • Learning the rules and mechanics of different games is enjoyable. I also like to teach them to players when I host game nights. What I find challenging: • Gathering players and finding a common time and place that works for everyone. • Sourcing physical games because some are hard to find locally and some can get a bit expensive

Want to share your hobby? Answer this form to get featured in the next newsletter!

Editorial Board

Marketing Team:

Roxanne Larcher

Larry Grodsky

Rozena Ysabel Esquivel Publisher

Jim Serrano

Jamison Taylor

Maritess Bernardino

Cristine Isorena

Syrell Barlam

Rolando Calderon Jr. Creative Director

Gino Yambao

Franz Raimund Ybud

Shannen Clui Anabo

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