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Stacey Phillips

Stacey Phillips photoStacey Phillips is a freelance writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has 20 years of experience as an editor including writing in a number of businesses and fields.

 

She can be reached at sphillips.autobodynews@gmail.com. 

 
Thursday, 09 September 2021 21:32

Behind-the-Scenes DCR Systems Tour Sponsored by AirPro Diagnostics, AkzoNobel & Car-O-Liner®

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Pictured, left to right, are Doug Bortz, Car-O-Liner, North America; Michael Quinn, AirPro Diagnostics; Pam and Michael Giarrizzo, DCR Systems; and Nada Jokic, AkzoNobel. Pictured, left to right, are Doug Bortz, Car-O-Liner, North America; Michael Quinn, AirPro Diagnostics; Pam and Michael Giarrizzo, DCR Systems; and Nada Jokic, AkzoNobel.

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Members of the collision industry recently had an opportunity to tour the DCR Systems location in Mentor, OH, prior to the July Collision Industry Conference (CIC) in Cleveland.

Founded in 2004 and owned by CEO Michael Giarrizzo, DCR Systems is known for its progressive thinking and operating in a process-centered environment.

 

The company helps dealerships outsource their auto body shops by having DCR team members run daily operations while being co-branded with the auto dealer. Currently, DCR Systems operates nine production cells in seven dealer-based collision repair facilities in four states: Ohio, New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

 

The tour was sponsored by AirPro Diagnostics, AkzoNobel and Car-O-Liner® and included transportation, dinner and a behind-the-scenes look at the Mentor facility.

 

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Pictured, left to right, are John Eck, GM; and Darrell Amberson and Jason "Buck" Zeise, both from LaMettry’s Collision, Glass and More.

 

Sponsors Showcase DCR Systems Mentor, OH, Facility

 

“One of our core principles at AirPro Diagnostics is education and includes educating the repair community on safe repairs and processes,” said Michael Quinn, president of AirPro Diagnostics. “Knowing Michael Giarrizzo and his family for over 20 years, I’ve watched DCR Systems evolve into what it is today---a process-oriented operation. We couldn’t miss the opportunity to share their highly-disciplined approach with the industry at large in attendance at CIC.”

 

Quinn said the event was very successful and included leadership from multiple organizations, including vendors and representatives from GM as well as other auto body shops.

 

“They were extremely impressed with the operation and took notes,” he said. “It was great working with the other sponsors to put this together.”

 

“As a long-term partner with Michael Giarrizzo and DCR Systems, AkzoNobel thought that while the industry was meeting in Cleveland for CIC it would be a rare opportunity to showcase...


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