MACS ACTION magazine honored with seven IAMC awards

(Lansdale, PA) August 1, 2017 – MACS ACTION magazine has been honored with seven medals for editorial excellence by the International Automotive Media Competition. The IAMC program recognizes and encourages excellence in all forms of automotive media from works published, aired, or broadcast in 2016.


The MACS ACTION magazine works honored include: a gold medal for “Where have all the leakers gone ?,” June 2016 ACTION™ by Ward Atkinson, MACS technical consultant. MACS manager of service training, Steve Schaeber was honored with a gold medal for his column, “Watching yf,” from the March 2016 ACTION™.


Recognized with silver medals for editorial excellence were Dave Hobbs, MACS technical correspondent for “F.R.E.D. goes to Tomorrowland,” from the January/February 2016 ACTION™, Elvis Hoffpauir, MACS president for his column, “It all comes down to people,” from the January/February 2016 ACTIONand MACS Chairman, Andy Fiffick for his column, “Back to School,” from the June 2016 ACTION™.


Earning bronze medals were Marion J. Posen, MACS VP member relations and marketing for the article, “Teamwork builds success at Adams Mobile Air,” from the January/February 2016 ACTIONand Keith Leonard for his column, “Changing regulations is no simple matter,” from the November/December 2016 ACTION™.

These awards were announced Sunday, July 30, 2017 during a morning ceremony at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in Plymouth, MI.


“We are very pleased to have MACS ACTION magazine recognized once again by the judges of IAMC. Our writers and contributors provide our readers with the best content possible in our efforts to chronicle the total vehicle climate and thermal management industry,” remarked Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer.


MACS ACTION magazine publishes eight annual issues and is distributed to 13,000 readers by mail and another 30,000 in digital form. MACS publications have been honored a total of 92 times since 2001 for editorial excellence.


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.


To learn more about MACS Worldwide visit our website at The MACS 2018 Training Event and Trade Show, A/Ccess will take place February 14-18 at the Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, Orlando, FL