usCalibration Leadership Team
Experience You Can Trust Since 1997
Managing the calibration of all your equipment can be a daunting task. You can count on usCalibration’s highly experienced, trained, and educated team to be a trusted partner – providing the highest quality, most comprehensive calibration services.
usCalibration Management Team
Jim Simmons, Founder and General Manager
Jim founded usCalibration in 1997. He maintains team focus on customer service and quality, drives the development of new processes/systems, and leverages technology to assure world class quality and service. Jim is a longtime member of the American Society for Quality and a requested speaker on the development and implementation of corporate calibration programs. Jim received his BA from California State University, Northridge.
Frank Kohler, Finance, Accounting, HR, and Purchasing
A member of the usCalibration team since 2008, Frank is an administrative leader, and has performed a variety of roles within the company, ranging from Finance and Accounting, to Purchasing, IT and Production Management. Frank assures that usCalibration’s administrative functions run smoothly and conform to best practices, enabling the rest of the company to stay focused on customers, service, and quality. Frank is a former data analyst at AppleCare Medical Group in Buena Park, California and holds a BS in Finance from Pennsylvania State University.
Erik Pearl, Sales
Erik Pearl has been part of the usCalibration team since 2009. Erik helps customers leverage usCalibration’s service offerings to improve their bottom line and reduce non value added activity. This ensures customers get the most out of usCalibration’s innovative service offerings, and has resulted in a large, loyal, and rapidly growing customer base. Additionally, Erik plans and executes sales and marketing strategies, provides insight into the marketplace, and identifies new opportunities for growth. Erik holds a BA from UCSD and an MBA from CSUF Mihyalo College of Business and Economics.
Salvatore (Sonny) Pappalardo, Service Supervisor
Sonny has been part of the usCalibration team since 2011. Sonny assures the on time delivery of world class technical services by usCalibration’s Lab and Field Technicians and Engineers. He has served as Coordinator of the Loaner Equipment Program, Manager of the Asset Management Group and a Field and Laboratory Scheduler. Sonny has a BS in Economics from the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University.
Aaron Wong, Engineering
Aaron Wong joined usCalibration in 2012, beginning as a student intern in dimensional metrology. Aaron maintains the readiness of technical systems used by our service team, including facilities/equipment, documentation, and technical training. He maintains the scope of capabilities needed to assure comprehensive support for our customers and he performs Lead Field Engineer and Production Supervisor roles when needed. Aaron earned BS degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
Lyle McIlwain, Engineering
Lyle McIlwain became part of the usCalibration team in 2012, beginning as a student intern in Quality Control. Lyle maintains readiness of the technical systems used by our service team, including facilities/equipment, documentation, and technical training. He maintains the scope of capabilities needed to assure comprehensive support for usCalibratiuon’s customers. Additionally, he performs Lead Field Engineer and Production Supervisor roles when needed. Lyle holds a BS degree in Physics from the University of California, Irvine.
Brian Carpenter, Quality
Brian Carpenter joined usCalibration in 2008 and is responsible for assuring world class quality at usCalibration. He also performs Quality Representative and Quality Engineer activities. In his role, Brian provides leadership and critical assistance to all departments in quality/regulatory compliance, process engineering and process improvements. Brian holds a B.S. in Public Health from the University of California, Irvine.
“usCalibration’s service is great, and their people are highly committed and very nice to work with.”
– Orest Baransky, Melles Griot Laser Group