Located in Mentor, Ohio, the facility is operated by DCR Systems, owned by Michael Giarrizzo and Cheryl Boswell
Mentor, Ohio—Car ADAS Solutions, a provider of ADAS calibration technology and services, has announced the addition of its first licensee in Ohio, Calibration Connection. Located in Mentor, Ohio, the facility is operated by DCR Systems, owned by Michael Giarrizzo and Cheryl Boswell.
“We are excited to have Michael Giarrizzo, Cheryl Boswell and the team at DCR Systems open a best-in-class calibration center under the Car ADAS model,” said Greg Peeters, founder and CEO of CAR ADAS. “They are forward-looking body shop owners and industry leaders, understanding the importance of delivering complete and precise advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) calibrations to ensure a proper repair.”
Founded in 2004, DCR Systems develops on-site accident repair facilities for auto dealers seeking to outsource this function as an additional fixed operation. They operate nine production cells in four states.
Until recently, DCR Systems sublet its calibrations and was interested in finding a way to do them in-house. They said it was important for DCR Systems to understand all the components of setting up a calibration center and then have access to support, so they didn’t have to go through a long learning curve.
Over eight weeks, Car ADAS helped with all facets of setting up Calibration Connection, which included everything from market evaluation to finding the proper equipment and training.
“I’ve listened to a lot of panel discussions on calibrations, and you can under-equip and over-equip,” said Giarrizzo.
The former classroom at DCR Systems’ Mentor location was converted to a calibration center with the assistance of Car ADAS. This included raising the ceiling, adding dimmable lights and leveling the floor. The classroom will eventually be relocated to the upper level of a new addition to the business.
Two existing employees were trained at the Car ADAS facility in Salt Lake City to run the day-to-day operations at DCR Systems’ calibration facility. A Car ADAS trainer also visited DCR Systems for an additional week of on-site training. Boswell said the team touched base regularly during the setup process with updates and weekly calls.
Giarrizzo and Boswell are encouraging their technicians to get comfortable and confident in doing calibrations. “Speed will come down the road and it’s starting to happen now,” said Boswell.
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