From left: A panel discussion, lead by Steve Scaheber, MACS technical editor, talks about replacing factory A/C condensers with more efficient parallel-flow designs.The MACS Fluid Committee meeting attendees discuss the nine mobile A/C WIP standards.The MACS expo team, including Elvis Hoffpauir, president, made sure that the event went smoothly. Jerry Mungle from ACDelco discusses the proper way to diagnose multiplexed data bus networks.Eric Schultz of Mahle Service Solutions (right) and Dave Hobbs, senior field technical trainer and curriculum developer - aftermarket sales at Delphi, discuss the features of the ArcticPRO ACX2280 R1234yf refrigerant handling system.From left: Rose Marie Gallegos, sales manager at C&S Bearings, in Walnut, Calif., discusses new products with Tony Tamayo of Anthony’s Auto Air Conditioning, and C&S team members Erickson Dorado, and Webb Wang.From left: The team from Aisin in Torrance, Calif., Larrow Kaufman, Catherine Abelido, and Irving Morales, show the company’s cooling system newest products.Mariana Rebeiro, of Globus Electrics in Porto Alegre, Brazil, holds the Best Use of Technology in a New Product award for the company’s HVAC control panel.Steve Benedetto (left) and his brother Michael, of California Auto Refrigeration, in Orange, Calif., show several of the latest A/C components, including a Denso heavy-duty compressor and custom-built hoses. From left: The team from PBI, in Azusa, Calif., Belia lopez, sales manager, Evelyn Calderon, and Sarita Lu show several new products including a nine-blade cooling fan and shroud and a heavy duty radiator.

MACS 2019 brings ‘A/Ccess’ to mobile A/C technical information

Annual training event and sold-out trade show draws a crowd

Anaheim, Calif.—Over 700 attendees took advantage of more than 20 training classes and networking events at the recent 2019 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Training Event and Trade Show, Feb. 21-23, at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim. It’s theme was “A/Ccess” to mobile A/C technical information.

 “This year’s attendees were particularly engaged and enthusiastic about our classes and we are grateful for all the presenters, exhibitors and sponsors who participated and supported this year’s MACS event,” said Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and COO.

Exhibit space for the trade show portion sold out early, with 72 exhibitors from the U.S. and abroad filling 84 booths.

A highlight of the event was the keynote speech and luncheon with guest speaker Jimmy Shine of Shine Speedshop, who discussed his varied TV career, his land speed record runs at Bonneville Salt Flats, and building hot rods and cool cars for celebrities such as Billy Gibbons.

All sessions were all well attended, including the “MACS Fluid Committee” meeting, “Mobile A/C Best Practices” and “Section 09 Certification,” both by Gary Villa, and “Diagnosing Multiplexed Data Bus Networks,” by Jerry Mungle from ACDelco.

“We are looking forward to our 40th anniversary Training Event in 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville next February 19-22,” Hoffpauir said.

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