Pioneer honorees included: David Rudyk, automotive business development manager Parker Hannifin Corporation, Cleveland, OH; Michael Sunday, CEO, Sun-Air Products, Inc., Ft. Worth, TX; Ed Swensen, founder, Cool Car Auto Air, Columbus, GA and Paul Weissler, independent automotive technical writer, Freehold, NJ.
The Mobile Air Conditioning Industry Pioneer Award was originally established by IMACA-the International Mobile Air Conditioning Association in 1988. In 2003, MACS Worldwide assumed the role of continuing the tradition of recognizing individuals who have made outstanding career contributions to the mobile A/C and heat transfer industry.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 one 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 and the upcoming 32nd Annual Convention and Trade Show, to be held January 18-20, 2012 at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino visit our website at www.macsw.org.