The role of mobile air conditioning (A/C) systems has dramatically changed as hybrid, plug-In hybrid, battery electric, extended range electric vehicle, and fuel cell vehicle technologies continue to populate the vehicle landscape. No longer strictly for vehicle cabin cooling, the A/C system has become a crucial system for cooling high voltage electronics and battery pack systems. With this new role the A/C system has now become part of a larger high voltage integrated thermal management system. Dr. Mark Quarto, currently the chief technology officer for FutureTech Auto, LLC. has extensive knowledge of the changing role of mobile A/C systems to share with MACS 2017 Training Event attendees on Thursday, February 16, 2017. This mobile A/C system integration means more service opportunities for MACS members.
“The MACS Keynote Luncheon, sponsored by Mahle Service Solutions is part of the three-day, high-value, industry-focused, exclusive technical training offered during MACS 2017 Training Event and Trade Show scheduled February 15-18 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA,” explained Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer. “MACS is proud to have Dr. Quarto discuss new technology as it applies to expanding the role of mobile A/C systems, and his message is a perfect fit with our training event theme, Mobile A/C: Global Service Horizons.”
Dr. Quarto’s technical experience includes 28 years at General Motors with the last 16 years dedicated to advanced vehicle development as an engineering group manager. His responsibilities included management and development of control and diagnostics systems and service solutions for the Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Volt, fuel cell, two-mode hybrid, parallel hybrid truck (PHT), EV1 electric vehicle, S10 electric truck and alternative fuel systems programs. In his prior 12 years at GM he was a service training development manager and resident technical training instructor.
Dr. Quarto holds a doctorate in technical education from Nova Southeastern University, specialized in design, development and technical education systems for hybrid and electric vehicles including high voltage energy and propulsion systems. He also earned a Master’s and two Bachelor degrees in electrical engineering and automotive technology.