Leadership

Matt Ferguson - President

Matt Ferguson joined Designed Conveyor Systems in 2015 and has served as the President since 2018. He leads the company with his 15+ years of industrial automation experience and intense focus on the experience we provide for our clients and employees.

Our clients' success and a positive experience for our team members drive Matt and his leadership team to build a company that delivers results for all.

When asked to describe his time with DCS, he stated, "I came to DCS to be a part of building a great place to work so we can help our clients meet whatever commitments they've made to theirs. Business is tough, and we spend so much time together. Why not focus on the experience we all have while working?"

Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and began his career as an electrical and controls engineer for a systems integrator specializing in material handling and process automation. He has since grown through progressive roles within system integration, including project management, sales, and leadership.

Outside of the office, you can find him spending time with his wife of nearly 20 years and six children.

Matt Ferguson - President for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants
Seth Taylor -Vice President of Operations for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Seth Taylor -Executive Vice President of Operations

Seth Taylor serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations for Designed Conveyor Systems and leads his team with 22+ years of experience in the material handling industry.

Seth oversees the entire operations team of DCS, which includes all project delivery and support efforts.

When asked why he stays at DCS, he stated, "The company sponsors my efforts, and that is of great value to me." He continued, "I am extremely grateful for the company's inclusive and encouraging culture. I feel valued and believe that I can continue to grow as DCS grows."

Seth received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and began his career as a project manager with DCS in 1998. He went on to pursue other roles and opportunities that would eventually lead him back to DCS as the Vice President of Solutions and later transitioning to the Vice President of Operations then Executive Vice President of Operations.

Seth grew up in Indiana and has played soccer his entire life. When he is not in the office or working towards his MBA, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and his dog.

Curt Kincaid - Vice President of Solutions

Curt Kincaid serves as the Vice President of Solutions for Designed Conveyor Systems and leads his team with 19+ years of experience in material handling solutions.

Curt’s responsibilities include steering the DCS team to develop optimal solutions that meet the customer’s needs. This process includes consultation and result-driven recommendations to improve customer’s operations and proposed material handling system designs.

When asked what excites him about DCS, Curt touched upon the positive company culture and the opportunity to be part of a growing company that has continued to grow since he joined.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Prior to joining DCS, he worked as a solutions engineer/manager with large 3PLs, supply chain consulting, and managed facilities as a maintenance operations manager. This time in his career gave him a unique experience as an end-user to understand the importance of how to design a solution that serves a customer’s operational needs.

Curt grew up in Decatur, Alabama before relocating to Spring Hill, TN with his wife and two kids. In his free time, he enjoys working on his 1966 Mustang and playing golf.

Curt Kincaid - Vice President of Solutions for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants
Curtis Jefferson - Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Curtis Jefferson - Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Curtis Jefferson serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Designed Conveyor Systems and leads his team with passion and over 16 years of experience in the material handling industry.

Curtis uses his experience and knowledge to cast vision for the company and employees while supporting his team to create responsible growth for the company.

When asked what he enjoys most about DCS, he stated, "Working for a company that values their people and culture all while providing great solutions to the customers."

Curtis received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and immediately began his career in the material handling industry. He has since served in many roles including, supply chain management, systems engineering, and business development and sales.

He grew up in Georgia, spent the last two years in Texas, and is now looking forward to this chapter in Tennessee with his wife and three kids. Outside of the office, you can find him spending time with his family and pets in the great outdoors!

Meg Culler Smith - Vice President of Engineering

Meg Culler Smith serves as the Vice President of Engineering for Designed Conveyor Systems.

With over 17 years with DCS, Meg is a crucial part of the team. She leads the DCS team of engineers who take the customer's needs and turn them into reality through detailed validation and design.

When asked to describe her experience with DCS, she stated, "It's become my family, and I feel proud to be a part of a company that challenges myself and others to become better professionally and personally."

Meg received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and began her career in 2003 as a Project Manager with DCS. During her time with DCS, she has led the PM group, worked in Business Improvement, and now leads the Engineering Team.

Meg is originally from South Carolina but has lived in Nashville for over 17 years now. She is passionate about cooking and nearly every outdoor activity, so you can often find her running, biking, or camping with her husband!

Meg Culler Smith - Vice President of Engineering for Conveyor Solutions and warehouse automation
Corey Fager - Controller for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Corey Fager - Controller

Corey Fager serves as the Controller for Designed Conveyor Systems and has been with the company for over eight years.

Corey manages the DCS internal finance team and all accounting operations of the company. He is responsible for monitoring the company cash flow, project financial reporting, and overall corporate financial reporting.

Corey worked in public accounting prior to joining the DCS team, and actually had DCS as a client. He states, "Culture brought me here. Culture and my DCS coworkers (including leadership) keep me here."

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and became a CPA in 2007.

He grew up outside of Detroit, but he has called Tennessee "home" since 1991. In his spare time, Corey enjoys participating in Tough Mudders and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Julie Dennie - Director of People and Culture

Julie Dennie serves as the Director of People and Culture for Designed Conveyor Systems and leads with great passion and enthusiasm.

In her role, she is always striving to make DCS the best place to work in Middle Tennessee and ensures the culture at DCS is strong, the company's decisions reflect the values of DCS, and the people are valued and supported.

When asked about her experience with DCS, she stated, "DCS is really committed to People and Culture. People that work at DCS value the company's culture and want to be a part of something impactful- it's not just a job to them."

She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Anthropology and then went on to receive her Master of Education from Notre Dame and began her career in teaching. She later found her passion in the People and Culture space by starting in talent acquisition and expanding into employee engagement and human resources.

Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, and she is passionate about traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors being active.

Julie Dennie - Director of People and Culture for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants
Brian Carey - Director of Project and Site Management of e-Commerce Warehouse and Warehouse Automation

Brian Carey - Director of Project and Site Management

Brian Carey serves as the Director of Project and Site Management for Designed Conveyor Systems.

He has been with DCS for over four years and currently manages the team of project and site managers. His primary focus is to ensure his team has the support they need to keep projects on schedule to meet the customer's expectations.

Brian was initially attracted to DCS for our involvement in the material handling industry, but the company's culture and structure is what sealed the deal. He stated, "The culture that we have at DCS influences all of those other areas, meaning that all of the pieces seem to fit. The family feel, the ability to be involved in many things, the growth potential, and most of all- the values of the company were all very important to me."

Prior to DCS, Brian spent 23 years in manufacturing in many different roles before landing in project management. Brian states, "Project Management is really where I found what I enjoyed doing, and thus has been a focus of my time for the past 15 years."

Brian grew up in Southern Kentucky, where he still currently lives with his wife. He spends his time with his family and also working on their farm. In his free time, he enjoys camping, traveling, playing golf, and riding his motorcycle.

Bill DeYoung - Customer Service Manager

Bill DeYoung serves as the Customer Service Manager for Designed Conveyor Systems and brings to the team 10+ years of experience in the material handling industry.

His role is to lead the Customer Service team to provide world-class support to the DCS customers. This support includes training on the system, providing on-site and remote support, providing recommendations, and supply of spare parts to ensure the system operates as it is designed.

When asked what attracted him to DCS, he stated, "As I had a chance to get to know the company, I fell in love with the culture and people. They make the real difference and are the reason I find it exciting to go to work every day."

Bill served in the Marine Corps before receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and his Master's Degree in Strategic Business Management from Davenport University. He then pursued roles in customer service, sales, test facility management, and project management.

When Bill is not in the office, you can find him spending time with his wife and three sons who enjoy exploring nature, especially the mountains. He always enjoys reading, biking, camping, and roasting coffee in his free time.

Bill DeYoung - Customer Service Manager for Conveyor Solutions and Supply Chain Consultants
Mark Kidwell - Director of Supply Chain Consulting for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Mark Kidwell - Director of Supply Chain Consulting

Mark Kidwell serves as the Director of Supply Chain Consulting for Designed Conveyor Systems.

With over 35 years in the material handling industry, he is able to provide valuable solutions for our clients regarding operations and process improvement, labor efficiency, DC design, and inventory management consultation.

When asked what he enjoys most about DCS, he stated, "The culture and the dedication to do things 'the right way.' This makes it easy to enjoy the work and be excited about being part of this team."

Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Lipscomb University and moved into operations and engineering management before supply chain consulting.

In his free time, he enjoys attending sporting events, fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Matt Ferguson - President for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Matt Ferguson - President

Matt Ferguson joined Designed Conveyor Systems in 2015 and has served as the President since 2018. He leads the company with his 15+ years of industrial automation experience and intense focus on the experience we provide for our clients and employees.

Our clients' success and a positive experience for our team members drive Matt and his leadership team to build a company that delivers results for all.

When asked to describe his time with DCS, he stated, "I came to DCS to be a part of building a great place to work so we can help our clients meet whatever commitments they've made to theirs. Business is tough, and we spend so much time together. Why not focus on the experience we all have while working?"

Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and began his career as an electrical and controls engineer for a systems integrator specializing in material handling and process automation. He has since grown through progressive roles within system integration, including project management, sales, and leadership.

Outside of the office, you can find him spending time with his wife of nearly 20 years and six children.

Seth Taylor -Vice President of Operations for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Seth Taylor -Executive Vice President of Operations

Seth Taylor serves as the Executive Vice President of Operations for Designed Conveyor Systems and leads his team with 22+ years of experience in the material handling industry.

Seth oversees the entire operations team of DCS, which includes all project delivery and support efforts.

When asked why he stays at DCS, he stated, "The company sponsors my efforts, and that is of great value to me." He continued, "I am extremely grateful for the company's inclusive and encouraging culture. I feel valued and believe that I can continue to grow as DCS grows."

Seth received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and began his career as a project manager with DCS in 1998. He went on to pursue other roles and opportunities that would eventually lead him back to DCS as the Vice President of Solutions and later transitioning to the Vice President of Operations then Executive Vice President of Operations.

Seth grew up in Indiana and has played soccer his entire life. When he is not in the office or working towards his MBA, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three children, and his dog.

Curt Kincaid - Vice President of Solutions for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Curt Kincaid - Vice President of Solutions

Curt Kincaid serves as the Vice President of Solutions for Designed Conveyor Systems and leads his team with 19+ years of experience in material handling solutions.

Curt’s responsibilities include steering the DCS team to develop optimal solutions that meet the customer’s needs. This process includes consultation and result-driven recommendations to improve customer’s operations and proposed material handling system designs.

When asked what excites him about DCS, Curt touched upon the positive company culture and the opportunity to be part of a growing company that has continued to grow since he joined.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Prior to joining DCS, he worked as a solutions engineer/manager with large 3PLs, supply chain consulting, and managed facilities as a maintenance operations manager. This time in his career gave him a unique experience as an end-user to understand the importance of how to design a solution that serves a customer’s operational needs.

Curt grew up in Decatur, Alabama before relocating to Spring Hill, TN with his wife and two kids. In his free time, he enjoys working on his 1966 Mustang and playing golf.

Curtis Jefferson - Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Curtis Jefferson - Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Curtis Jefferson serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Designed Conveyor Systems and leads his team with passion and over 16 years of experience in the material handling industry.

Curtis uses his experience and knowledge to cast vision for the company and employees while supporting his team to create responsible growth for the company.

When asked what he enjoys most about DCS, he stated, "Working for a company that values their people and culture all while providing great solutions to the customers."

Curtis received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and immediately began his career in the material handling industry. He has since served in many roles including, supply chain management, systems engineering, and business development and sales.

He grew up in Georgia, spent the last two years in Texas, and is now looking forward to this chapter in Tennessee with his wife and three kids. Outside of the office, you can find him spending time with his family and pets in the great outdoors!

Meg Culler Smith - Vice President of Engineering for Conveyor Solutions and warehouse automation

Meg Culler Smith - Vice President of Engineering

Meg Culler Smith serves as the Vice President of Engineering for Designed Conveyor Systems.

With over 17 years with DCS, Meg is a crucial part of the team. She leads the DCS team of engineers who take the customer's needs and turn them into reality through detailed validation and design.

When asked to describe her experience with DCS, she stated, "It's become my family, and I feel proud to be a part of a company that challenges myself and others to become better professionally and personally."

Meg received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and began her career in 2003 as a Project Manager with DCS. During her time with DCS, she has led the PM group, worked in Business Improvement, and now leads the Engineering Team.

Meg is originally from South Carolina but has lived in Nashville for over 17 years now. She is passionate about cooking and nearly every outdoor activity, so you can often find her running, biking, or camping with her husband!

Corey Fager - Controller for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Corey Fager - Controller

Corey Fager serves as the Controller for Designed Conveyor Systems and has been with the company for over eight years.

Corey manages the DCS internal finance team and all accounting operations of the company. He is responsible for monitoring the company cash flow, project financial reporting, and overall corporate financial reporting.

Corey worked in public accounting prior to joining the DCS team, and actually had DCS as a client. He states, "Culture brought me here. Culture and my DCS coworkers (including leadership) keep me here."

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Middle Tennessee State University and became a CPA in 2007.

He grew up outside of Detroit, but he has called Tennessee "home" since 1991. In his spare time, Corey enjoys participating in Tough Mudders and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Julie Dennie - Director of People and Culture for Designed Conveyor Systems for e-Commerce Warehouse, Warehouse Automation, and Supply Chain Consultants

Julie Dennie - Director of People and Culture

Julie Dennie serves as the Director of People and Culture for Designed Conveyor Systems and leads with great passion and enthusiasm.

In her role, she is always striving to make DCS the best place to work in Middle Tennessee and ensures the culture at DCS is strong, the company's decisions reflect the values of DCS, and the people are valued and supported.

When asked about her experience with DCS, she stated, "DCS is really committed to People and Culture. People that work at DCS value the company's culture and want to be a part of something impactful- it's not just a job to them."

She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Anthropology and then went on to receive her Master of Education from Notre Dame and began her career in teaching. She later found her passion in the People and Culture space by starting in talent acquisition and expanding into employee engagement and human resources.

Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, and she is passionate about traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors being active.

Brian Carey - Director of Project and Site Management of e-Commerce Warehouse and Warehouse Automation

Brian Carey - Director of Project and Site Management

Brian Carey serves as the Director of Project and Site Management for Designed Conveyor Systems.

He has been with DCS for over four years and currently manages the team of project and site managers. His primary focus is to ensure his team has the support they need to keep projects on schedule to meet the customer's expectations.

Brian was initially attracted to DCS for our involvement in the material handling industry, but the company's culture and structure is what sealed the deal. He stated, "The culture that we have at DCS influences all of those other areas, meaning that all of the pieces seem to fit. The family feel, the ability to be involved in many things, the growth potential, and most of all- the values of the company were all very important to me."

Prior to DCS, Brian spent 23 years in manufacturing in many different roles before landing in project management. Brian states, "Project Management is really where I found what I enjoyed doing, and thus has been a focus of my time for the past 15 years."

Brian grew up in Southern Kentucky, where he still currently lives with his wife. He spends his time with his family and also working on their farm. In his free time, he enjoys camping, traveling, playing golf, and riding his motorcycle.

Bill DeYoung - Customer Service Manager for Conveyor Solutions and Supply Chain Consultants

Bill DeYoung - Customer Service Manager

Bill DeYoung serves as the Customer Service Manager for Designed Conveyor Systems and brings to the team 10+ years of experience in the material handling industry.

His role is to lead the Customer Service team to provide world-class support to the DCS customers. This support includes training on the system, providing on-site and remote support, providing recommendations, and supply of spare parts to ensure the system operates as it is designed.

When asked what attracted him to DCS, he stated, "As I had a chance to get to know the company, I fell in love with the culture and people. They make the real difference and are the reason I find it exciting to go to work every day."

Bill served in the Marine Corps before receiving his Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology and his Master's Degree in Strategic Business Management from Davenport University. He then pursued roles in customer service, sales, test facility management, and project management.

When Bill is not in the office, you can find him spending time with his wife and three sons who enjoy exploring nature, especially the mountains. He always enjoys reading, biking, camping, and roasting coffee in his free time.

Mark Kidwell, Director of Supply Chain Consultants

Mark Kidwell - Director of Supply Chain Consulting

Mark Kidwell serves as the Director of Supply Chain Consulting for Designed Conveyor Systems.

With over 35 years in the material handling industry, he is able to provide valuable solutions for our clients regarding operations and process improvement, labor efficiency, DC design, and inventory management consultation.

When asked what he enjoys most about DCS, he stated, "The culture and the dedication to do things 'the right way.' This makes it easy to enjoy the work and be excited about being part of this team."

Mark received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Lipscomb University and moved into operations and engineering management before supply chain consulting.

In his free time, he enjoys attending sporting events, fishing, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.