Registration is now open for MACS 2017 Training Event and Trade Show

 Registration is now open for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide 2017 Training Event and Trade Show to take place February 15-18 at the Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, CA. The 2017 MACS Training Event theme is Mobile A/C: Global Service Horizons, exploring the new technologies influencing the role of mobile A/C systems in current and future vehicles.

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MACS will have a blockbuster line-up of mobile A/C technical training covering automotive and light duty truck, heavy duty truck, off-road and recreational vehicles. There will be 31 classes presented by 36 industry experts that will include: Mark Quarto of FutureTech Auto who will provide the Keynote Address, Ward Atkinson of Sun Test Engineering, Chenise Farquharson of the U.S. E.P.A and Tao Zhan of the California Air Resources Board will provide industry regulatory perspective.

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Automotive and light-duty mobile A/C training classes will be presented by:

Bobby Basset of Gates Corporation,

Bruce Bivens of Toyota,
MACS trainer John Brunner,

Tim Craig of Mahle Behr Troy Inc,

Jim Cokonis of Carquest,

Eugene Dianetti of Parker Hannifin,

Dave Hobbs,

Tim Iezzi of Iezzi’s Auto Service,

Lindsay Leitzel of Mahle Behr Troy Inc.,

Tony Martin of Automotive Curriculum Consulting,

Peter McArdle of Four Seasons,

Al McAvoy of Fiat Chrysler,

Jerry Mungle of ACDELCO,

Peter Orlando of Automotive Training Technologies and

Bob Pattengale of Robert Bosch

Heavy duty and off road mobile A/C training classes will be provided by:

Dick Ennis of T/CCI Mfg.,
Gary Hansen of Red Dot,

Jeff Holbert of Trans/Air,

Fred Johnson of Dyson International,

Keith Johnson of PACCAR,

Jeff Schultz of Schrader,

Dan Spurgeon of CAT,

Larry Turay of LETCO and

Sherwood Wheeler of Agco.

Andy Fiffick of Rad Air Complete Car Care and Christian Klein of RPM Auto Marketing, , will hold a panel discussion on service shop marketing and Agnes Perez Morales of Auto Air of Puerto Rico and Leo Salinas of TVC One will provide a Spanish language training program.

Industry networking is the number one reason attendees cite for participating, as the MACS annual Training Event and Trade Show is the number one meeting place for all professionals in the total global vehicle climate and thermal management industry. Social networking kicks off on Wednesday, February 15 with both the annual golf tournament in the morning and a comedy and magic show in the evening.

MACS is grateful for the generosity of our loyal sponsors who dedicate resources to our training event .Gold sponsors include: Four Seasons, MEI, RED DOT and TSI Supercool.

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Silver sponsors include; Bergstrom, CSF Eaton, Honeywell, Mahle Service Solutions, MOTOR magazine, Omega-Global-Santech, Professional Tool and Equipment magazine Robinair, Spectra Premium, Sunair, Underhood Service magazine, and Universal Air Conditioner. General program sponsors include:


1-800-Radiator, Behr Hella Service, Continental VDO, Contitech Veyence, Gates, Liland, Nissens, Ogura Clutch, T/CCI Mfg. Inc, Texas Truck A/C, and Tracer Products.


Golf hole sponsors include: Arkema, AutoZone, CPS, Experian, Errecom, Four Seasons,  I.H.S., Mahle Service Solutions, O’Reilly,  REDDOT, Trans/Air and Trensor.


An adjacent meeting will also be held onsite by the Car Care Council Women’s Board on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16. Information can be found on their website at

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Attendees can find a complete list of classes and events and register for them on the MACS website at , and exhibitors can now sign up for booth space by contacting Pam Smith, MACS events manager. The MACS Trade Show will take place on Friday, February 17, 2017.

Links are also available to reserve a hotel room at the Anaheim Marriott where the host hotel room rate is $165 per night plus tax single or double occupancy. Be sure to become a Marriott rewards member to obtain free in-room Wi-Fi. Links to discounts for ground transportation are also available.

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




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.
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