Following a distinguished 42-year career at the Mobile Air Climate Systems Association (MACS), Elvis L. Hoffpauir has stepped down to enjoy retirement.
Elvis will transition to past president and advisor to MACS, which is VASA’s counterpart in North America.
His successor Peter J. Coll spent a quarter of a century at refrigerant identifier manufacturer Neutronics, where he served within several divisions, most recently as vice president of sales, with responsibility for financial profit and loss, business development, education, and industry leadership for both domestic and international business.
“It has been an honour to serve the MACS membership for so many years and a privilege to watch both the association and the industry not only grow but thrive,” remarked Elvis Hoffpauir.
“I look forward to watching MACS continue to maintain a leadership voice in the mobile climate industry.”
A past board member of both MACS and European counterpart and MACPartners, Peter Coll currently serves as vice chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Interior Climate Control Service Committee, the SAE TMR CRP Steering committee and is a member of the SAE G21R Counterfeit Materials committee.
In addition to his service to SAE, he has acted as a subject matter expert consultant to United States government agencies, foreign government agencies and the United Nations.
“I am pleased to join the Mobile Air Climate Systems Association to continue its long tradition of serving the manufacturers, distributors and service providers of the mobile A/C sector,” said Peter Coll.
“Together, with the staff and board of directors, I look forward to expanding our training and industry support of the climate systems needs in the rapidly changing passenger and commercial vehicle markets.”
MACS chairman and chief executive officer Andy Fiffick added: “The MACS board congratulates Elvis on his retirement after the many years of steady leadership he provided to the members of MACS and we welcome Peter to his new role. Peter will inherit a veteran staff of professionals that should make this transition seamless for our membership.”
Like VASA, MACS advocates for service and repair workshop owners, distributors, manufacturers and educators making their living in the total vehicle climate and thermal management industry. It provides an industry voice among government regulators, as well as accurate, unbiased technical information and training.
In the US, MACS has assisted more than 1.2 million technicians to comply with the 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment.
The VASA board congratulates Elvis on his enduring service to the industry and wish him well in his retirement.
We also congratulate Peter on his appointment and look forward to the continued good relationship and cooperation between our associations. As you are aware, sharing of knowledge and wisdom benefits all.
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