VASA’S North American counterpart MACS (Mobile Air Climate Systems Association) has announced modifications to its board of directors structure, recognising the importance of educators to the future of the industry it represents.
There will now be four positions for ‘Education Members’ on the MACS board.
“MACS recognises the critical role that educators play in furthering its mission. By adding Education Member seats to the board of directors, the association aims to create a platform where the insights and perspectives of educators can be actively incorporated into the association’s strategic decisions and initiatives,” said MACS president and COO Peter Coll.
The MACS board unanimously agreed to change the byelaws to add two seats specifically for educators from next year, with two more in 2025. Only qualified MACS Education Members are eligible for these seats, which have a two-year term.
By making these changes, MACS acknowledges the essential role of educators in training a new wave of experts who will guide the future development of mobile air-conditioning and vehicle thermal management systems.
The organisation hopes that engaging members of the education community on its board of directors will help further improve its industry contributions.
Since 1981, MACS has acted as an advocate for business owners engaged in service, repair, distribution, production, and education that earn a living from the global automotive climate industry.
More than 1.2 million technicians have received help from MACS in order to meet the criteria of the 1990 Clean Air Act for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling for environmental protection.