Meet Our Staff


Due to the diversity of the product line that we carry, we have employed talented and versatile people. To familiarize you with some of the key staff members, individual biographies are listed below.


 Eddie Burgess


Mr. Burgess has over twenty eight years experience in the design, manufacturing, service, installation, sales and marketing of machinery for the Automotive, Textile, Non-Woven, Film, Paper, and Plastics Industry. He has also traveled extensively internationally while establishing worldwide sales agencies and markets. Since founding Diversified Systems in 1990, he has been and is actively involved in its day to day operations as well as customer relations. Over the years he has developed several products that resulted in obtaining U.S. Patents and many others that have improved the quality of products while reducing labor costs and waste. He has held several board positions with various companies over these years as well as having steered various committees for the Secretary of State of South Carolina. He is also involved with several professional affiliations.

 Rhonda Pitt

Human Resources Manager/Accounts Receivable

Rhonda is the human resources manager and assistant to the President of the company. Rhonda has over 15 years experience in the human resources field. Her expertise is in labor laws and employee benefits.

 Melanie C Murray


Melanie comes to us with an extensive background in accounting and administrative support experience. She has over 15 years experience in her profession.


 Norris Carter

Programmer / Start-up and Service

Norris has over 17 years experience in electrical engineering.  His expertise lies in the programming, installation and start up of machinery.  His knowledge includes the programming of Siemens Step 7 and Allen Bradley.  (Allen Bradley, Siemens, Direct Logix, Yasakawa, Control Techniques)

Tom Hearn

Senior Programmer

Tom has over 26 years experience in system integration, PLC programming, HMI Design, and system start-up. He has an extensive knowledge of Allen Bradley Logix PLC programming (5000, 500, 5) and FactoryTalk, Siemens Step 7 and WinCC Flex, as well as DirectSoft, WonderWare, C-More, and Modicon software. He also has a comprehensive knowledge of AC and DC drive systems as well as electrical design utilizing AutoCAD.

Willie Jones

Willie Jones has over 30 years experience in structural and mechanical manufacturing and design.  His expertise lies in winders, accumulators and Inspection Frames.


Mechanical Design 

Michael Greene

Chief Mechanical Engineer

Mike has over 35 years experience in machinery and system design.  He is responsible for overseeing the engineering department and designing machines.


John Mickle

Mechanical Design Engineer

John has over 35 years experience in mechanical design engineering domestically and over 5 years experience in engineering the full plant process of a plant internationally in San Antigo, Chile.  His expertise lies in the design of textile, nonwovens, and pick-n-place machinery. 


 Installation and Service

 Gary Cooper

Lead Tenter Mechanical Installation and Service

Gary has been installing and repairing Tenter chains, frames and ovens for over 25 years.  He has been all over the world and has many years of knowledge on all operations, including all types of Tenters.

 Steve Wilson

Lead Field Mechanical Fabrication and Installation

Steve has over 25 years experience in Industrial Fabrication and installation.



Michael Johnson

Plant Manager

Michael has over 30 years of experience in the machining and textile industry.  He has extensive knowledge in blueprint reading, parts analysis and the overall running of a production shop.  His priorities are insuring quality and a timely delivery to our customers.


Production Staff

Our production staff is made up of various labor staff that specializes in the fabrication, erection, servicing, machining, painting, and assembling of our machinery.  We have approximately 35 production employees whose experience is a combined total of a few hundred years of expertise in the production of manufacturing machinery.  In addition, we have a quality control supervisor whose job is to ensure all of our products that are made in our plant are made to specification


Structural Steel

 Bob Tate

Senior Estimator and Project Manager

Bob has over 25 years experience in the steel industry. His expertise lies in design, build, estimating and overseeing of projects, fabrication, erection, negotiations and detailing.


Partnership and Co-Operation

DSI has several co-operations with companies who provide a wide range of services and support. This includes manufacturing, engineering and installation. We pride ourselves on being self sufficient but realize the necessity of having good solid relationships with our partners.