Registration is now open for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide 2017 Training Event and Trade Show to take place Feb. 15-18, 2017, at the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California. The 2017 MACS Training Event theme is “Mobile A/C: Global Service Horizons,” exploring the new technologies that are influencing the role of mobile A/C systems in current and future vehicles.
MACS will have a line-up of mobile A/C technical training covering automotive and light-duty truck, heavy-duty truck, off-road and recreational vehicles. There will be 31 classes presented by 36 industry experts that will include: Mark Quarto of FutureTech Auto, who will provide the keynote address, and Ward Atkinson of Sun Test Engineering, Chenise Farquharson of the U.S. E.P.A. and Tao Zhan of the California Air Resources Board, who will provide industry regulatory perspective.
Automotive and light-duty mobile A/C training classes will be presented by:
- Bobby Basset of Gates Corp.
- Bruce Bivens of Toyota
- MACS trainer John Brunner
- Tim Craig of Mahle Behr Troy Inc
- Jim Cokonis of CARQUEST
- Eugene Dianetti of Parker Hannifin
- Dave Hobbs
- Tim Iezzi of Iezzi¹s Auto Service
- Lindsay Leitzel of Mahle Behr Troy Inc.
- Tony Martin of Automotive Curriculum Consulting
- Peter McArdle of Four Seasons
- Al McAvoy of Fiat Chrysler
- Jerry Mungle of ACDELCO
- Peter Orlando of Automotive Training Technologies
- Bob Pattengale of Robert Bosch
Heavy-duty and off-road mobile A/C training classes will be provided by:
- Dick Ennis of T/CCI Mfg.
- Gary Hansen of Red Dot
- Jeff Holbert of Trans/Air
- Fred Johnson of Dyson International
- Keith Johnson of PACCAR
- Jeff Schultz of Schrader
- Dan Spurgeon of CAT
- Larry Turay of LETCO
- Sherwood Wheeler of Agco.
Andy Fiffick of Rad Air Complete Car Care and Christian Klein of RPM Auto Marketing will hold a panel discussion on service shop marketing and Agnes Perez Morales of Auto Air of Puerto Rico and Leo Salinas of TVC One will provide a Spanish language training program.
Industry networking is the top reason attendees cite for participating, as the MACS annual Training Event and Trade Show is the No. 1 meeting place for all professionals in the total global vehicle climate and thermal management industry. Social networking kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 15 with both the annual golf tournament in the morning and a comedy and magic show in the evening.
MACS is grateful for the generosity of its loyal sponsors that dedicate resources to our training event. Gold sponsors include: Four Seasons, MEI, Red DOT Corp. and TSI Supercool. Silver sponsors include: Bergstrom, CSF Eaton, Honeywell, MAHLE Service Solutions, MOTOR magazine, Omega-Global-Santech, Professional Tool and Equipment magazine, Robinair, Spectra Premium, Sunair, Underhood Service magazine and Universal Air Conditioner.
General program sponsors include: 1-800-Radiator, Behr Hella Service, Continental VDO, Contitech Veyance, Gates, Liland, Nissens, Ogura Clutch, T/CCI Mfg. Inc, Texas Truck A/C and Tracer Products.
Golf hole sponsors include: Arkema, AutoZone, CPS, Experian, Errecom, Four Seasons, IHS, MAHLE Service Solutions, O’Reilly, Red DOC Corp., Trans/Air and Trensor.
An adjacent meeting will also be held onsite by the Car Care Council Women’s Board on Feb. 15-16, 2017. Information can be found on their website at carcare.org/womens-board.
Attendees can find a complete list of classes and events and register for them on the MACS website at macsw.org, and exhibitors can now sign up for booth space by contacting Pam Smith, MACS events manager. The MACS Trade Show will take place on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Links are also available to reserve a hotel room at the Anaheim Marriott.