Top of the line trainers and training at MACS 2012 Convention


Who are the trainers and what kind of training can you expect at MACS 2012 Convention and Trade Show? Here is a summary of what’s ahead January 18-20, 2012 at the Rio all suite hotel and casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Bob Augustine            VEHICLE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
Identifying network types and topologies; Implementing wiring/schematic troubleshooting; Utilizing advanced scan tool functions for HVAC; FLASH module programming and calibration; Case studies with actual repair.

Richard Burgard   HVAC CONTROL SYSTEM OPERATION AND DIAGNOSTICS
The course covers methods used to control compressor operation, system input devices, engine fan controls and operation, manual, electronic and automatic temperature control, air delivery and flow controls and zone adjustable climate controls.

 • CASE STUDIES AND LESSONS LEARNED
            • WORKING ON HYBRID VEHICLE HVAC SYSTEMS
Paul DeGuiseppi     • SECTION 609 CERTIFICATION TRAINING AND TESTING
Paul has been working in the automotive service industry for 26 years. He has served as MACS Worldwide’s Manager of Service Training since November, 1997.

 

Keynote Speaker Joe Bacal– Off-road racing champion! Joe will discuss his unique driving career championships and victory over cancer!

Fred Johnson           DIAGNOSING HD TRUCK HVAC ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS    
Fred’s topic “Diagnosing HD Truck HVAC Electrical Circuits will provide technicians with the information required to properly diagnose and troubleshoot the HVAC sytem, focusing on the common causes of AC Compressor/Clutch failures. In addition Fred will provide information about the Index AC-X10, “AC Extender”, AC system protection device, providing technicians with an overview of installation, functions and features.

Dave Hobbs            VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT COMPRESSORS:
            DESIGN, OPERATION AND DIAGNOSIS
Dave Hobbs has 15 years experience as an independent repair shop technician and has been a hotline adviser, field engineer and technical trainer for Delphi for the past 20 years.

CASE STUDIES AND LESSONS LEARNED (co-presenter)
Peter Meier  • GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR TOOLS,EQUIPMENT
…AND BRAIN!
Technical Editor of Motor Age magazine, Peter’s automotive skills are primarily in electrical/electronic troubleshooting and the diagnosis of engine performance/driveability issues.
MAKING THE MOST OF SERVICE INFORMATION
Donny Seyfer            • TURN OFF THOSE MILs
Donny is an ASE Master and L1 Advanced Diagnostic Certified Technician, ASE Certified Service Consultant, an AMI Accredited Automotive Manager and a 2 time NAPA/ASE Regional Technician of the year.

Larry Turay            TEMPERATURE TESTING AS A DIAGNOSTIC AID
This 40-year veteran of the industry has been a line technician, shop foreman and teacher, and field training manager and director for some of the largest companies in the automotive and heavy duty field.

Bill Haas    MARKETING AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TO GENERATIONS X AND Y
Meeting their expectations is the easy part. Communicating a message to attract and engage them seems to be the challenge. You cannot ignore these two groups at 120 million strong — the opportunities are enormous.

Angie Kilbourne         • INTERNET MARKETING FOR AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE SHOPS • MARKETING ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET
Get tips, tricks and FREE resources to help pull your website search engine listing as close to the top as possible, on as many search engines as possible. Learn how to kick-start your marketing efforts without burning a hole in your wallet.

The heavy duty and off road mobile A/C and engine cooling program includes the best in service and repair tips and tricks from:

Aaron Clark, EATON CORPORATION
Gary Hansen, RED DOT
Steve Lepshcat, DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Al Leupold, CNH
Alex Moultanovsky, ACC CLIMATE CONTROL
Tom Potter, DENSO
Jim Resutek, OTB CONSULTANTS
Dan Spurgeon, CATERPILLAR
Bobby Bassett, GATES
Mike Goodheart, THE PENRAY COMPANIES
Eric Renaud, SPECTRA PREMIUM

The Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s blog has been honored as the best business to business blog in the Automotive Aftermarket by the Automotive Communications Awards and the Car Care Council Women’s Board!

When having your mobile A/C system professionally serviced, insist on proper repair procedures and quality replacement parts. Insist on recovery and recycling so that refrigerant can be reused and not released into the atmosphere.

If you’re a service professional and not a MACS member yet, you should be, click here for more information.

You can E-mail us at macsworldwide@macsw.org or visit http://bit.ly/cf7az8 to find a Mobile Air Conditioning Society member repair shop in your area. Visit http://bit.ly/9FxwTh to find out more about your car’s mobile A/C and engine cooling system.

The 32nd annual Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Convention and Trade Show will take place January 18-20, 2012 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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About macsworldwide

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org
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