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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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Roger Costa


Roger Costa is an experienced business and management professional with a demonstrated track record of developing in the technical products and services domain, specifically in the field of industrial automation and process control. With 20+ years of experience, Roger has held various leadership positions at ABB, Dodge Industrial, and MC Supply. Roger places a strong emphasis on cultivating lasting relationships with customers, distributors, and suppliers. 

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Zane Fenton

Director of Engineering

As the Director of Engineering, Mr. Fenton will be responsible for providing leadership to the Engineering and Operations team and all activities including project and process management, vendor management resource management, and customer satisfaction. With his strong technical background and strategic mindset, he will play a key role in advancing Dynamic Design Solutions’ mission of delivering high-quality and innovative solutions to clients. With over 16 years of industry experience, Mr. Fenton brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. Prior to joining DDS, he was the President for Fenbotics, where he successfully led the organization and executed complex projects. Mr. Fenton is well positioned to drive the company’s engineering initiatives to new heights.

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Kevin Marafioti

Director of Applications

Kevin is passionate about optimizing manufacturing processes and driving business success. With over 10 years of experience, Kevin leads high-performing teams and delivers innovative solutions that improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance quality. In his current role at Dynamic Design Solutions, Kevin's team of talented engineers and automation specialists develop customized solutions that meet the unique needs of our manufacturing clients. By working closely with customers to understand their challenges and objectives, Kevin creates and designs solutions that drive business success and deliver measurable results.

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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.

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