Elvis Hoffpauir has stepped down from his duties as the Mobile Air Climate Systems Association’s (MACS) president and COO to enjoy retirement. Following a 42-year career with MACS, Hoffpauir transitions to past president and association adviser.
“It has been an honor 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,” Hoffpauir said in a statement. “I look forward to watching MACS continue to maintain a leadership voice in the mobile climate industry.”
Peter Coll is joining MACS as its new president and COO. Coll was with Neutronics Inc. for 25 years, serving in several divisions. At the time of his departure in January, he was vice president of sales, responsible for financial profit and loss, business development, education, industry leadership for both domestic and international business, and more.
According to MACS, Coll maintains an active relationship with several government regulatory agencies as well as automotive OEMs, refrigerant producers and service equipment providers, providing expertise on refrigerant contamination, counterfeiting, identification and service procedures.
He is a past member of both the MACS and MAC Partners boards of directors. Coll is vice chair of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Interior Climate Control Service Committee, the SAE TMR CRP Steering Committee and a member of the SAE G21R Counterfeit Materials Committee.
He also has been a subject-matter expert consultant to U.S. 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,” Coll stated. “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.”
Regarding the leadership change, MACS Chairman and CEO Andy Fiffick remarked: “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.”