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News   February 11, 2013   by Auto Service World

The Best of the Best attended MACS 2013 Training Event and Trade Show

The best of the best in the global mobile air conditioning industry came together in Orlando, Florida, February 6-9, 2013 to learn, network and determine the best way forward for the industry. Over 1250 professionals attended MACS’ 2013 Training Event and Trade Show and visited 92 exhibitors in 136 booths during Friday’s trade show.

“MACS introduced a new convention format for our three-day event with great success,”commented Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and COO. “In an economy that is still finding its footing we are pleased with the attendance at our show and the enthusiasm of our members.”

Feedback from exhibitors and attendees was upbeat. “I have heard very positive comments all day Friday, especially around the training and technical sessions – reaching the technicians is paramount for Delphi, and training is extremely important. Also I enjoyed Kenny Wallace as the guest speaker at the Keynote lunch, fun to see and hear a down-to-earth guy sharing fun stories about his life and racing career,” related J. Marcello Ganasevici, Global Product Line Director – IAM Thermal, VE, Chassis Delphi Product & Service Solutions a MACS member and exhibitor.

““We had a good show with more people visiting our booth than last year. We met with both domestic and international Supercool customers and made some good new contacts as well. The Supercool T-shirts were a hit again with a record number of shirts given to show attendees,” said Phil Eggen of Supercool, a MACS member and exhibitor.

Gary Halpern, president of Neutrons of Downingtown, PA remarked, “The 2013 MACS Convention exceeded all of our expectations. From the golf tournament, to the receptions and luncheons and the trade show, everything was first class and well attended. We will definitely be back in 2014.”

“It was a very successful show and I like the new format with the one-day trade show. I was also very happy with the foot traffic at the trade show,” remarked David Vincent of BVA Oils, Wixom, MI, also a MACS member and exhibitor.

“Thank you! I learned a lot at the show and made great contacts,” said first-time attendee Monique Hofkin of Arctic Air, Huntingdon Valley, PA.