This event was originally held on June 15, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing
Sponsor: Schneider Electric
Duration: 1 Hour
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SummarySignificant changes are happening through a shift in NFPA 70B, Standard for Electrical Equipment Maintenance, requiring electrical maintenance to become an integral aspect of your infrastructure operation. Join Rodney West, Director of Product Liability and Claims Technical Defense along with Aasawari Deshpande, Offer Manager of Maintenance Services, as they prepare you for the changes that will have a direct impact on the safety, performance, reliability, and ongoing maintenance of your electrical installations. During this session, Douglas Beck, Digital Services and Consulting Leader will also review existing maintenance strategies and best practices to give insight into how you can prepare for changing standards. Leave this session armed with the latest knowledge to ensure your operations thrive in the electrified and digital future.
Director of Product Safety
Schneider ElectricRod West is the Product Safety Director for Schneider Electric USA. He is a registered professional engineer, has worked in the electrical industry for over 30 years and holds a total of 12 Patents for various types of electrical equipment and components. Rod chairs the Board of Directors for Whitewater Valley REMC, is a NAFI Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator, a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors and is a member of the Electrical Section of NFPA. He serves as a principal on the National Electrical Code (NEC) CMP-8. Rod is also a principal Technical Committee member for NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, and chairs the Technical Committee for NFPA 70B - Recommended Practices for Electrical Equipment Maintenance.
Leader of Consulting & Digital Services
Power Services industry veteran with over 25 years experience improving the safety, reliability and resiliency of facility power distribution systems. He began his career as a nuclear operator on board US Navy Submarines and has since held leadership positions in several OEM service organizations. As Schneider Electric’s Leader of Consulting & Digital Services, Doug leads a diverse team that utilizes data and analytics to provide actionable insights.
Offer Manager of Maintenance Services
After spending over a decade in design and manufacturing of electrical distribution products, Aasawari has developed a strong understanding the importance of services and maintaining products over their lifecycle. Being a Prosumer herself, she values the true difference digital can bring to electrical distribution industry to drive resiliency, reliability and help extend the lifecycle of the electrical distribution products. As an Offer Manager for EcoCare, Schneider's innovative service plan, Aasawari is an integral part of the strategic evolution within the industry.