Registration Opens for MACS 2017

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Registration Opens for MACS 2017

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 in Anaheim, Calif.

The theme for the training event is “Mobile A/C: Global Service Horizons,” exploring the new technologies influencing the role of mobile A/C systems in current and future vehicles.

“MACS will have a blockbuster line-up of mobile A/C technical training covering automotive and light-duty truck, heavy-duty truck, off-road and recreational vehicles,” says the society. There will be 31 classes presented by 36 industry experts that will include: Mark Quarto of FutureTech Auto who will provide the keynote address, Ward Atkinson of Sun Test Engineering, Chenise Farquharson of the U.S. E.P.A and Tao Zhan of the California Air Resources Board 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 Iezzi’s 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 lead 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 number one reason attendees cite for participating, as the MACS annual Training Event and Trade Show is the number one meeting place for all professionals in the total global vehicle climate and thermal management industry,” says the society. 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.

An adjacent meeting will also be held onsite by the Car Care Council Women’s Board on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 16. Information can be found on their website at

Attendees can find a complete list of classes and events and register for them on the MACS website at 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 where the host hotel room rate is $165 per night plus tax single or double occupancy. Be sure to become a Marriott rewards member to obtain free in-room Wi-Fi. Links to discounts for ground transportation are also available.

To learn more about MACS Worldwide, see

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