Mobile Air Conditioning Pioneer Award Recipients

The Mobile Air Conditioning Industry Pioneer Award was originally established by
IMACA the International Mobile Air Conditioning Association in 1988.
In 2003, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide assumed the role of continuing the tradition of recognizing
individuals who have made outstanding career contributions to the mobile A/C and heat transfer industry.

Nominations for the Mobile Air Conditioning Industry Pioneer Award can be submitted to Elvis Hoffpauir, MACS president and COO by phone at 215/631-7020 x 303, emailed to elvis@macsw.org, or faxed to 215/631-7017.
All pioneer award nominations are voted on and are the sole decision of the MACS Board of Directors.

1988

Gus Alexander | William Anglin | Robert Bauman | Al Brandimarte | W.T. Caldwell | Arthur Cary | Dorothy Chapman | Bert Cole | Robert Craren | Nathan “Scoop” Davis | Jack Durrett, Sr. | Charles Fine | Wayne Fogelstrom | Jack Herweg | Frank Hughes | Anton Jacobs | Milton Jones | David Jones | Jerry Kocian | King A. Koch | Don Mitchell | A.J. “Buddy” Paschal | Sam L. Palmer | Charles Pitts | Carl Self | Carl Springer | Curtis Stephen | C.A. Thomas | Al Volsch | Bob Wilson

1989

Kenneth Garner | Wick McAfee | Bill O’Brien | Max Sylvester | Steve White

1990

Ray Hergott | David Jackson | R.L. “Red” Maier | Ichiro Ogura | Howard Roberts | Morris Washer | Richard Blair | Miguel Carpio | Gerhard Dankowski | George Maes | Joe Turner | Irving Woolf

1991

Bob Bandeen | Eric Booker | Kenneth Johnson | Don Langston | Truman Sims | Lee Whelpley

1992

Howard Dudley | Harold E. Farmer | Louise Hummel | C.L. “Red” Medlin | Harold V. Price | Myra J. Whitten

1993

Robert T. Cherry, Sr. | Roger Gonzalez F. Vernon Poynter | Carl H. Schmitt | Ben Taylor | Rolene Yarbrough

1994

C.P. “Mike” Gratton, Sr. | Chas. “Bud” Howseman | Bill Lovell | H.F. “Red” Payne | Hiroshi Takahashi | Paul Williams

1995

Dick Bloksma | D. Tom Burdette | R. Bob Fulford | Leonard Scooter | Jerry Morgan | Walter E. Sandifier | Ray Aylesworth

1996

Austin G. Baker | Kjell (Chick) Bjorkman | Marvin Mastroff | Arthur (Butch) Smith | Lars-Olof-Strand | Willie E. Vercher

1997

Dwight Chandler | Stanley Davidow | Jim Elvins | Ed Himmel | Norm Lucas | R.L. “Bob” Woods

1998

Doug Hunsaker | Alex Hurwitz | Joe Jordan | Ken Morley | Jack Rieke

1999

Vincent Heinz | Fred “Fritz” Ludolph | T. Norbata | Bill Rankin

2000

Herb Beck | Jimmy George | Sy Herman | Ben Matheson | Ron Sherman | Dennis Winiger

2001

Jack L. Chisenhall | Dale R. Larson | Gordon Marks, Jr. | William Perez | Richard Watkins

2002

Bill Caroselli | Randy Gardiner | Wayne Herndon | Bob Lamb | Carlos E. Mancin

2003

Jeff Sachs | Bob Wallace-Jones | Larry Kniffin | Ward Atkinson | Don Pelissier | Marie Trepton

2004

Mitchell Armentrout | Charles Braswell Sr. | Simon Oulouhojian, Sr. | Brian Taylor | Masayoshi Ushikubo

2005

Holt Hickman | Odie Cummings

2006

James Baker | Dave Bateman | Larry Chan | Jerry Hamilton

2007

Tim Murphy | Gary Murray | Joe Sambroskey

2008

Joe Echols | Carlos Green | Art Hobbs | Gene Markel | Lindsey Parrish | Len Torres

2009

Gary Hansen | Al Leupold | Ford Slagle | Myron Stein

2010

David Rudyk | Michael Sunday | Ed Swensen | Paul Weissler

2011

Carlos Coll | Grace Davis | Wayne Rankin

2012

Doyle Deese | Judy Gilmore | Chuck Gilmore | David Pitts | Larry Skaro

2013

Michael Dawson | Richard Pershell | Bob Witt

2014

Jim Graham | Danny Spitznagel | Klaus Zenk

2015
John Bracey| Rodge Brooks| Billy Carlisle

2016
Jim Hittman | Marc McDermott |John Miller| Dan Spurgeon