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News   June 25, 2015   by Auto Service World

Tony Molla To Keynote MACS 2016 Training Event

#aftermarket – Automotive industry veteran, Tony Molla, vice president at the Automotive Service Association (ASA) will be the keynote speaker at MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show, Mobile A/C: The Next Generation. MACS keynote luncheon sponsored by Mahle Service Solutions will be held on Thursday, February 11 at The Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Molla has had an impressive 35 year career in the automotive aftermarket. He was formerly the vice president of communications for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in Leesburg, Va., for 15 years. Prior to joining ASE, Molla spent nine years as the editorial director of Motor Age magazine and Automotive Body Repair News (ABRN). He is an ASE certified automotive technician, past president of the Automotive Communications Council and a regular presenter and moderator at many annual industry events. Molla is an honorary lifetime member of the Mobile Air Conditioning Society Worldwide (MACS) and an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

“MACS is pleased to have Tony Molla’s participation as our 2016 keynote speaker. He is a natural to help us explore our theme for 2016, Mobile A/C: The Next Generation,” explained Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer. The mobile A/C industry is poised at a time of generational change in people and technology.”

What will MACS keynote luncheon attendees learn at the event? “The automotive service industry is in the midst of the largest generational shift in its 100+ year history. The men and women who will be stepping into those leadership roles face technology and business challenges we could only scarcely imagine 25 years ago,”

Tony Molla remarked. “ We’ll take a look back at where we were and a look ahead at some of our possible futures as we meet a few of those leaders of tomorrow and explore the many ways automotive service will never be the same.”

Registration for MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show will be open on September 1, 2015. Exhibitors can now sign-up for booth space via

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