FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2023
Contact: Sabrina Soto
ASBO International Announces Siemens as Affinity Partner
Ashburn, VA – The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) is pleased to name Siemens as one of its newest Affinity Partners. As part of the agreement, Siemens will make its Charge Forward: school bus fleet electrification program available to ASBO members.
Through its turnkey program, Siemens helps schools identify and understand appropriate cost-effective charging infrastructure options for their electric vehicle (EV) bus fleets, helps to navigate available funding resources for schools’ EV bus fleets, helps to reduce schools’ carbon footprint, coordinates with local utility companies, and assists with efforts to acquire fleet conversion financing.
“Siemens is an industry leader in delivering vital infrastructure for schools, including EV charging infrastructure for school bus fleets,” says Sabrina Soto, ASBO’s chief business and leadership officer. “This partnership will help our members and their school districts on their electrification journey to provide a safe, healthy mode of transportation for its students, as well as to become more efficient and sustainable.”
Siemens’ smart infrastructure offerings for the education market reach far beyond just EV school bus fleet charging infrastructure. The technology company also provides smart building technologies and services for education including HVAC, building management systems, indoor air quality, fire, security, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
"We are excited to work with ASBO International to help schools and districts become smarter and more sustainable, for this generation and beyond,” says Fred James, head of education vertical markets at Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA. “For decades, Siemens has worked with school districts to help create the best learning environments for students and their teachers by improving comfort, optimizing energy efficiency, health, and safety, and lowering the overall cost of operations.”
About ASBO International
The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) provides programs, resources, services, and a global network to school business professionals who are the finance and operations decision makers in school systems. Our members manage school budgeting, purchasing, facility operations and maintenance, human resources, technology, transportation, food service, healthcare, and other areas of education administration and operations. ASBO International promotes the highest standards of school business management, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. With around 70,000 employees worldwide, Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, and its U.S. corporate headquarters in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, USA.
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Group USA generated revenue of $18.6 billion and employs approximately 45,000 people serving customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.