Robert Darbelnet of AAA to Keynote MACS 2015 Training Event


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The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide is pleased to announce that Robert L. Darbelnet, president and CEO of AAA will be the featured speaker at MACS keynote luncheon on Thursday, February 5, 2015 sponsored by Mahle-RTI during the MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show in Orlando, Florida.

AAA is a not-for-profit federation of 44 motor clubs that serves more than 54 million members in the United States and Canada.

Mr. Darbelnet became AAA president and CEO in November 1994, after serving 11 years as CEO of CAA-Quebec.  He began his AAA career as an emergency road service driver for the Quebec Automobile Club in 1973. Mr. Darbelnet is a past Chairman of ITS America and the Alliance Internationale de Tourisme (AIT) based in Geneva. He served as Deputy President for Mobility of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) from 2001 to 2005, as an elected member of the FIA Senate from 1997 to 2005, as President of FIA Region III from 2005 to 2009 and as Trustee of the FIA Foundation from 2003 to 2011. He currently serves as Chairman of the Global Mobility Alliance and trustee of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Mr. Darbelnet will discuss opportunities for independent service and repair facilities
during his keynote speech.

The MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show will showcase 24 expert speakers speaking on a variety of cutting-edge, intense mobile A/C service and repair issues.
Registration will open September 1, 2014 on the MACS website at www.macsw.org

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 1 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 visit our website at http://www.macsw.org. MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show, Meet me at MACS; Make Connections that Matter!  will take place February 5-7, at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

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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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