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Mobile A/C Pioneers

Mobile Air Climate Systems Pioneer Award Recipients

Individuals who have made outstanding career contributions to the mobile A/C and heat transfer industry are recognized for their work with the Mobile Air Climate Systems Pioneer Award. First established in 1988 by IMACA (the International Mobile Air Conditioning Association), the Pioneer Awards publicly acknowledge influential people in the industry.

Those who’ve invented a part or a process valuable to the mobile A/C and heat transfer industry, have a patent specific to the industry or have been an outstanding thought leader qualify for the Pioneer Awards. In 2003, MACS was honored to assume this tradition of awarding careers that made a difference in the mobile cooling system industry.

How to nominate the next Mobile Air Climate Systems Pioneer

Nominations for the Mobile Air Climate Systems Pioneer Award can be submitted to:

Elvis Hoffpauir, MACS president and COO.

Nominations can be made up to September 30, annually. They are considered by the Pioneer Committee of the MACS Board of Directors and voted on by the entire board. Pioneer award recipients are recognized and given a plaque during the MACS Annual Training Event and Trade Show. Their names are also placed on a plaque at the MACS headquarters. In addition, recipients are recognized in a feature article in MACS’ ACTION magazine.

MACS Mobile Air Climate Systems Association membership

MACS membership connects thousands of industry workers together for shared knowledge and auto A/C training. In the membership, influential experts are also able to build relationships with younger generations entering the industry. With the right connections available at the right time, MACS members can better serve their customers.

EPA 609 Certification

Auto technicians wanting to purchase refrigerant in containers of two pounds or more are required by federal law to have a 609 Certification. The EPA 609 Certification program is separate from skills training. Rather, it trains auto technicians on how to safely handle and dispose of refrigerant.

Mobile and auto A/C training and workshops

MACS offers hands-on mobile A/C training sessions for vehicles that use R-134a or R-1234yf refrigerant. MACS provides knowledge specific to individual shop’s needs. MACS is available to come on-site at your facility and use your vehicles for training, or MACS offers effective online training as well.

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