Hello, and Welcome to MACS Worldwide’s YouTube Channel. We’re glad you’re here! Elvis Hoffpauir Pioneer Experience MACS History! Elvis Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer, was presented with a 2019 MACS Pioneer Award at the MACS 2020 Training Event & Trade Show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday, February 20, 2020. This interview with Elvis was conducted by Steve Schaeber, MACS technical editor and manager of service training, via Zoom video meeting on May 14, 2020. Elvis has been involved with MACS since its inception, and organized all of the meetings, training events and classes that MACS held over the years. Elvis has authored many of MACS publications, including its Section 609 Technician Training manual. Elvis is current member of SAE’s (Society of Automotive Engineers) Interior Climate Control Standards Committee. In his younger years he served in the US Air Force, and was a writer and editor for several newspapers in Louisiana where he grew up. Elvis also worked for IMACA (the International Mobile Air Conditioning Association) and NARSA (the National Automotive Radiator Service Association) prior to the formation of MACS. He also played a key role in the formation of the Society during it’s developmental years of 1979 through 1981. Elvis attended school in Crowley, LA and the University of Southern Louisiana, now called the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He served in the United States Air Force too. He received a 2006 Climate Protection Award from the US EPA for his work on the IMAC (Improved Mobile Air Conditioning) program during the early 2000s. He also received many journalism awards. For more information about MACS Worldwide, the annual MACS Training Event and Trade Show, and MACS Section 609 Certification program for mobile A/C service technicians, please contact MACS Worldwide at our website http://www.macsw.org. Thanks! Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for total vehicle climate and thermal management. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 1 million service technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for Section 609 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. For more information, please contact: © 2020 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Lansdale, PA (215) 631-7020 http://www.macsw.org
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