STREAM Night at Penn London Elementary School

On March 31, 2017, ACE’s Ryan Beerley, Ian Burns, and Mike Lennon volunteered at Penn London Elementary School’s STREAM (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, & Math) event. Hosted by the PTA, this free event included hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and make-and-take stations geared towards students in kindergarten through second grade. ACE brought our custom PLC-5 gaming system to educate students and their families on how control circuits are wired for lights, switches, and buttons; how the switches use binary math for game selection; how the programs are structured; and how mathematics plays a key role in computer game programming. Our thanks to all involved for a great night!

ACE Ski Trip 2017

On March 27 – 31, 2017, several ACE employees, friends, and family members took part in our eighteenth annual ski trip. This year’s trip was to Utah and included days at Sundance Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton Resort, and Park City. The weather was great, with one day of snow and another of fresh powder. During his last trip as President, Tim Cole logged over 65 miles on the slopes and a maximum speed of 45.3 mph. All in all a fun week!

ACE Attends 2017 PartnerNetwork Conference

On March 20 - 23, 2017, ACE’s Dave Erby and Gary Hida attended Rockwell Automation’s 2017 PartnerNetwork Conference at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Summerlin, Nevada. The annual event is designed with all Rockwell Automation business partners in mind. Attendees include Strategic Alliance Partners, Encompass Product Partners, distributors, and Solution Partners.

As a Solution Partner, ACE was invited to collaborate with industry peers, participate in open discussions with product managers and company leaders, and attend some of over 40 sessions focusing on business strategies, industry insights, and go-to-market plans. It was a great opportunity to reconnect with the 700+ business leaders throughout the PartnerNetwork and to learn more about how we can jointly grow our businesses.