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
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 http://www.carcare.org/womens-board/
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 www.macsw.org