OCS Technologies was founded as Ohio Counting Scale in 1930 and has grown into a multi-disciplined calibration service provider and leading product distributor today. Our full-service calibration lab provides a full scope of calibration and metrology solutions in the areas of Balances, Dimensional, Electrical, Force, Hardness, Mass, Pressure, Scales/Weighing, Thermodynamics, and Torque.
OCS provides our customers with the finest products in laboratory and industrial weighing equipment, force measurement gauges and test stands. We're always adding new product lines, most recently in the areas of torque and dimensional to serve our growing customer base.
OCS is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board to the demanding ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard for calibration laboratories. OCS is a proud member of the National Conference of Standards Laboratories, National Conference on Weights & Measures, American Society for Quality, and the National Association for Proficiency Testing.
John D. Gunn: President
John has been with OCS since he was a teenager, beginning in the Ohio Counting Scale Service department in the 1960s. A third-generation member of the company’s founding family, John is steeped in a tradition of providing leadership, integrity and the best in service to OCS customers. Following a Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College and a stint in the U.S. Navy, John returned to OCS to begin a career of more than 30 years. He has been involved in every aspect of the business and became its President and CEO in 1989.
Dawn Ulatowski: Director, Scale Service Department
Dawn has been with OCS for 25 years having started as an administrative assistant
in the company office and service department. Since then she has learned all aspects of the business from sales to service and has always been known for her particular talents in troubleshooting and problem solving.
Today she manages and oversees all day-to-day activities of the scale service department. She supervises our team of scale technicians, schedules all service calls from scheduled maintenance to emergency repair requests. Dawn also responds to new requests for sales, rentals and repair quotes and works with customers through set up and assuring equipment is delivered as promised.
Tim Gunn: Vice President, Director of New Product and Calibration Sales
Tim joined Ohio Counting Scale as a service technician in 1990 learning the calibration and service side of the business. In 1996, following his graduation from Wittenberg University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, he moved into the New Product and Calibration Sales Department. Today, Tim serves as Director of our New Product and Calibration Sales department while also serving as Corporate Vice President. Tim’s product areas of expertise include force measurement, material testing, optical and vision, and weighing systems.
Joe Gunn: Vice President, General Manager & Director, Calibration Services
Joe joined OCS in 1999 after completing his degree in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in plastics from the University of Akron. He has been instrumental in the development of our calibration lab and the expansion of our scope in the last 20 years. As our General Manager, he is responsible for all services at OCS as well as the development of management of our ISO/IEC 17025 Quality system. Joe is a Lead Assessor for the ISO 17025 ANSI National Accreditation Board and a member of its Accreditation Council.
Jimmy Sarantos: Technical Sales Representative
Jimmy joined OCS in 2008 as a sales specialist focusing on new calibration customer outreach. He was a key player in reinvigorating our Rental Scale Program. Currently, Jimmy serves as a technical sales representative assisting our customers with the purchase of hand tools, gauging, weighing systems, and calibration services. You can consult with him, both over the phone and onsite, to find solutions to all your application needs.
Sean Harris: Calibration Lab Manager
Sean joined OCS in January 2003 after completing his studies and receiving a degree in Applied Sciences and Metrology. He has been an integral player in our growing calibration business. Sean manages all scheduling for the OCS calibration lab. For calibration of all items except scales or balances, Sean is the central customer contact. He schedules and coordinates calibration jobs in our lab or on-site at your facility.
As a third-generation and fourth-generation family business, we've always had a special pride and respect for our company history. OCS was founded in 1930 by a technician who rebuilt a scale business in the midst of the Great Depression. That scale technician was the grandfather of current OCS president John Gunn.
Napoleon Cousineau stepped up when his company manager tragically committed
suicide in the wake of that year's stock market crash. Left with customers needing
industrial scales and steady service in Cleveland's large manufacturing base,
he scrambled to serve his customers while pulling together the company that would
become known as Ohio Counting Scale.
We've come a long way since then. Manufacturing markets have certainly changed and we've expanded and diversified our services to adapt to the times. All of which leaves us prepared to continue to meet the needs of our customers.
We know that we're only as good as the quality of our response to our customers. When we remember the tenacity of our founder and his commitment to serve his customers without interruption in uncertain times, we're humbled and determined.
After all, we have a lot to live up to.