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TAKING AUTOMATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Utilizing our 25+ years of experience, DDS provides robust automation solutions for the discrete manufacturing industry. As a full-service design & build resource, we help resolve your manufacturing challenges by aligning the best fit solution that will improve your business and increase your competitiveness within the marketplace. 

You can be confident that you are partnering with a company that focuses on building high quality systems without cutting corners. We have made our name by tackling the most difficult projects with a collaborative and team-oriented approach and we are positioned to handle projects of all sizes.

The DDS Difference

Flexibility to execute projects from prototyping to large-scale automation while maintaining a personal approach

We will never over commit and under deliver or submit a proposal we aren’t confident in supporting- we stand by our work

Full engineering department with a depth of experience in every industry and application

We develop long-term partnerships with our customers, integrating our transparent and collaborative culture into the way we work

Commitment to Collaboration

commitment to collaboration

Meet Our Leaders

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Brad Demarco

Founder & Board Advisor

Brad Demarco founded DDS in 1997 and ran the company for 20 years, employing his extensive engineering background and education. Currently, Brad is part-owner of the organization and sits on the Board of Directors, directly involved in high-level corporate strategy and growth. Brad’s career has been focused on manufacturing and engineering design, previously having the role of Mechanical Engineer and Branch Manager at Optimation Technology, Inc. He is presently the CEO of Automation Intellect, another startup that utilizes his years of experience designing, building, and implementing industrial automation and applies it to machine software.

Dee Kerr

Dee Kerr

VP of Sales and Marketing

Dee Kerr is the VP of Sales and Marketing for DDS. With over 25 years of experience, Kerr is an accomplished leader in the sales and marketing world with experience in a variety of industries including medical device, healthcare, technology, and education. From working with startups to working on a global scale, Kerr has executed countless sales and marketing strategies to further financial performance, accountability, and business development. Prior to joining DDS, Kerr worked with several Fortune 500 companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson, Bausch + Lomb, and VWR as well as several start-up companies; STEAMtrax, Carbon and SummerBio. Kerr is known for delivering results through creating new revenue streams, successfully launching products, and surpassing revenue goals year over year.  

Where Culture Matters

From the beginning, we've wanted DDS to be different from other companies. Different in how we treat our clients, different in how we work with each other, and different in the results we achieve. These differences are best captured in the 25 fundamentals that are the foundation for our unique culture - The DDS Difference.
Always be fair
Do it ASAP
Own communication
Listen Actively
Be neurotic about organization
Be a partner
Don't cobb anything
Be detail oriented
Be innovative
Get it done
Respectfully challenge each other
Do what is best for the team
Walk the walk
Set clear expectations
Have and follow processes
No finger pointing
Show people they rock
Make it fun


Addtronics DDS

Addtronics is a mission-driven holding company dedicated to acquiring, empowering, and growing leading robotic automation solution providers. DDS is proud to be a part of the Addtronics organization as we go to the next level in automation. For more information please visit

Our History

DDS was founded by Brad and Stacey DeMarco in Fort Mill, SC, starting out as a small company developing a patented knitting machine for a California-based medical device manufacturer.


Brad acquires a partner and establishes a small machining shop.


DDS moves into a 12,000 sq. ft. building to have the machine shop and automation together in a single space. We grow the machining side of the business and start designing larger pieces of automation, beginning with a focus on vision systems.


Our automation group grows large enough to expand into a second 6,000 sq. ft. facility in Fort Mill.


We expand again to a 9,000 sq. ft. facility in Charlotte, NC. DDS receives the Inc. 5000 Award for the second year in a row as recognition for being one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.


DDS sells the machining side of the business to focus on in-house automation design, continuing our fabrication capabilities by developing a vast network of machine shops.


As our automation group continues to expand we move to our current 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Charlotte, NC.


Continue focusing on building custom high-end automation and expanding our business within the Southeast. Officially registered as a WBE & WSOB business as Stacey DeMarco becomes majority owner.


Acquired by Addtronics, a mission-driven holding company dedicated to acquiring, empowering, and growing leading robotic automation solution providers.


Awards and Recognition