2024 40 Under 40: Victor Bonachea, 34

Product Strategy Director, ASCO Power/Schneider Electric; MS, Engineering Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 13, 2024

Bonachea has been an integral part of ASCO Power Technologies, a brand within Schneider Electric, since 2011, joining during his senior year as an electrical engineering undergraduate student. Bonachea’s work focuses on power distribution and emergency power systems. During his time in offer marketing and product development, he has secured multiple patents, including methods and systems for autonomous redundant control, methods of predictive outage detection and systems for controlling a generator. These patents, along with his work on products like source isolation switches, load management solutions and engine start monitoring systems, demonstrate his commitment to making power continuity more accessible for all organizations. The innovations he has worked on have increased power reliability, resilience and sustainability. Outside of his work with ASCO, Bonachea contributes to his field as a voting technical member of NFPA. He is an IEEE Senior Member and involved with several IEEE 3005 Standards, demonstrating his expertise in electrical power management and control, generator paralleling and transfer switching. Bonachea has also contributed and delivered numerous articles and technical speaking events and is enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with in-house teams, corporate divisions and the larger backup power community. His passionate commitment to his work and thorough approach to finding innovative solutions make him a quality mentor to younger professionals and an integral part of any team he works with. Bonachea served as a volunteer firefighter in his New Jersey hometown for 15 years. Outside of work, he spends a lot of time on home automation projects. He is currently finishing his gaming room and deck, with the hopes of hosting barbecues and science-fiction movie nights.