MACS takes California by storm - literally

MACS 2017 Training Event and Trade Show in Anaheim, CA was a splashing success! 950 attendees enjoyed training, social events and commerce through what was mostly a beautiful week in Southern California. They also weathered a historic, record breaking storm on Friday, February 17th during the Trade Show.


“MACS had not been to California in many years for an annual training event and we were very pleased with attendance which included many new faces from the West Coast,” commented Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer.


MACS honored outstanding members, both veteran and up-and-coming, by naming four new Mobile A/C Industry Pioneers and three new Mobile A/C Young Ambassadors. Honored with the Pioneer award were Jim Hittman of Badger Refrigeration, Eau Claire, WI, Marc McDermott of MEI Corporation, Atlanta, GA, John Miller of The Air Shop, Santa Ana, CA and Dan Spurgeon of CAT, Mossville, IL. These Pioneers were honored for a lifetime of industry achievements.


Honored with the MACS Young Ambassador Award were Jesse Azqueta of TSI Supercool, Lake Worth, FL, Melanie Gann of Four Seasons, Lewisville, TX and Tim Iezzi of Iezzi’s Auto Service, Reading, PA. These three outstanding MACS members go above and beyond to promote MACS in the mobile A/C industry.


To learn more about MACS Worldwide visit our website at The MACS 2018 Training Event and Trade Show, will take place February 14-17 at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.


Since 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has been the advocate for service and repair owners, distributors, manufacturers and educators making their living in the total vehicle climate and thermal management industry.

MACS Worldwide empowers members to grow their businesses and delivers tangible member benefits through industry advocacy with government regulators and by providing accurate, unbiased training information, training products, training curriculum and money-saving affinity member services. MACS has assisted more than 1-million technicians to comply with the 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment.