The staff and contributors of MACS ACTION magazine and MACS Service Reports have been honored with six awards for their work during 2011, by the 21st International Automotive Media Competition. Winners were announced on Monday, June 25, 2012. The 2012 award winners were chosen for works of automotive journalism published or aired in calendar year 2011.
MACS works honored for editorial excellence are: A gold award to Paul DeGuiseppi for his commentary, “Guess who came to dinner” in the May, ’11 issue; gold to Elvis Hoffpauir for the editorial “Old friends, new faces” in his Last Watch column, March-April ’11; gold to Jim Taylor for his regular column “Expansion Valve” throughout the year, and a gold to MACS technical correspondent Paul Weissler for the February, 2011 MACS Service Reports, “Compressors without pistons.”
Other awards include a silver medal for environmental coverage to regular columnist Ken Newton for “Australia’s carbon tax” in the June ’11 issue and a bronze award for business writing to MACS Chairman Andy Fiffick for his Outlook column “Risk Factors” in the September-October 2011 issue.
“We value the insight provided by MACS editors and contributors,” said MACS President and Editor in chief Elvis Hoffpauir. “We are gratified to see their talents recognized through these prestigious awards.”
MACS ACTION magazine has been honored for editorial excellence 60 times since its debut in 2001.
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Founded in 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. MACS represents a growing membership in North America and 47 countries around the world, and is affiliated with the Vehicle Air Conditioning Specialists of Australia (VASA). MACS also provides information and services to more than 60,000 industry shops, suppliers and technicians. The Society serves the industry through informational tools, self-paced educational materials, leader-led training clinics, advocacy and other member services. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than one million technicians to comply with 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. To learn more about MACS Worldwide and the upcoming 33rd Annual Training Conference and Trade Show, to be held February 7-9, 2012 in Orlando, FL at The Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel and Convention Center, visit our website at www.macsw.org.