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Greg Thomas (right) receives the VASA Pioneer Award from VASA president Ian Stangroome

For the second Pioneer Award of Wire & Gas 2022, the theme shifted to another equally important sector of the early car air conditioning industry, the workshops and the technical entrepreneurs who were at the front end of mobile air conditioning installations. Among the most significant of Australia’s installers was Greg Thomas, whose Sydney workshop, Continue reading VASA Pioneer Award presented to Greg Thomas at Wire & Gas 2022

Ken Newton (left) at the Wire & Gas 2022 VASA Pioneer Award ceremony playing a video interview he did with Rick Pickering

In the history of mobile air conditioning in Australia, there are two trade names that dominate early system design, manufacture and distribution. The most famous, worldwide, was Mark IV, and the other was AMC, or originally AMC-AIR. These companies dominated the Australian market through most of the 1970s and 1980s, and their destinies were mostly Continue reading Rick Pickering honoured with VASA Pioneer Award for Wire & Gas 2022

With just two weeks to go until Wire & Gas 2022 opens its doors, some serious generosity from Wire & Gas sponsors has resulted in an amazing haul for some lucky winners in this year’s prize draw, as you can see from the list below. There is still time to book if you do not yet Continue reading Thousands of dollars worth of prizes up for grabs at Wire & Gas!

VASA is proud to announce that Peter Coll, the President of VASA’s North American counterpart Mobile Air Climate Systems Association (MACS), will be travelling from the United States to attend Wire & Gas 2022. Peter Coll will be participating in the industry panel session with MAC Partners Europe President Michael Ingvardsen (from Denmark) and VASA Continue reading More Wire & Gas speakers announced as final countdown commences!

VASA can confirm more speakers for Wire & Gas 2022 as the attendee list soars well into triple digits thanks to a successful Early Bird ticket offer and broad industry support that promises to make this year’s convention at least as big as the 25th Anniversary Wire & Gas event of 2018. Don’t have your ticket Continue reading Wire & Gas filling up fast, more speakers announced

Time is running out to secure the last of the heavily discounted early bird tickets to VASA’s 2022 Wire & Gas conference, which will take place on the Gold Coast from Friday 29th to Sunday 31st July 2022. Wire & Gas 2022 promises to be a truly world-class event with speakers now able to travel from Continue reading Just 5 days left to book your discounted early bird tickets to Wire & Gas 2022!

VASA members looking for a change, an upgrade or a new challenge for their career or business may be interested in multiple opportunities with leading global transport refrigeration company Carrier Transicold. Opportunities exist for trade assistants. apprentices, qualified auto or diesel mechanics, auto electricians and mobile air-conditioning or transport refrigeration technicians. Due to the continued Continue reading Reminder: Career and business opportunities in transport refrigeration with Carrier Transicold