The 2018 MACS training event and trade show took place in Orlando, Florida with more than 850 people in attendance.
MAC honoured outstanding members in the automotive industry including both veterans and any new comers. Five new Mobile A/C Industry Pioneers and two new Mobile A/C Ambassadors were named. They were Richard Cox of Ranshu, Dallas, Texas, Bruce Crow of Crow’s Trucks, Memphis, Tenn., Eugene Dianetti of Parker Hannifin, Collierville, Tenn., Doris Showalter of Eaton, Maumee, Ohio, and Bill Wallace of Gates, Columbus, Ga. The two people awarded with the MACS ambassador award were Robert Li of Liland Global, East Syracuse, N.Y. and Donley Travis Williams of Honeywell, Johnson City, Tenn.
Another honouree for a lifetime of technical achievement was Dr. Alex Moultanovsky of ACC Climate Control, a Valeo Brand, Elkhart, Ind.
“One of our attendees summed it up best when they commented to us … we had a great show filled with education, networking, relationship building and continued growth of friendships,” said Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer.
During the training event and trade show in Orlando, Florida MACS board of directors got together to elect its 2018 officers.
MACS board of directors has a total of 13 members including the past chairman, and another 12 members representatives for either service and repair, distribution, or manufacturing.
The past chairman will be Jim Hittman, Badger Refrigeration, Eau Claire, Wis.
The representatives of the service and repair shop are Andy Fiffick of Rad Air Complete Car Care, Cleveland, Ohio, Caroline Marks Acebedo of Marks Air, Tampa, Fla., Jim Atkinson of Car Repair Company, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Tanya Johnson of Johnny’s Radiator, Warren, Ark.
The representatives of distribution are Randy Rankin of Ranshu, Reno, Nev. and Largo, Fla., Steve Sunday of Sunair, Ft. Worth, Texas, Mark Schmitz of Global Parts Distributors, Macon, Ga., and Agnes Perez Morales of Auto Air Parts of San Juan, PR.
Lastly, the representatives of manufacturing are David Jack of DENSO Products and Services, Long Beach, Calif., Charlie Roberts of T/CCI Manufacturing, Decatur, Ill., Gary Hansen of RED DOT, Seattle, Wash., and Al Leupold, of Bergstrom, Rockville, Ill.