RND Automation is your trusted guide to fulfilling your immediate automation goals and helping you innovate for the future.
While it’s true that our Robotics, Packaging and Assembly platforms can make you more efficient and competitive, we go beyond, implementing machines that will improve your business.
Our consultative approach finds the true source of your bottlenecks whether that be labor, quality or capacity issues. We have proven expertise uncovering how automation can transform your business.
For RND, custom is standard. For over 16 years, we’ve built an expansive variety of machines in countless configurations and are well-positioned to guide you to the ideal solutions for your business.
While our standard Horizontal & Vertical Form Fill & Seal machines (HFFS / VFFS) and agile standard platforms such as our Dial Indexing & Modular Assembly Platform works well in many situations we welcome the opportunity to develop customized solutions that will fit your unique needs.
Aidlin Automation Founded in Brooklyn , NY by Samuel Aidlin.
Aidlin Automation acquires Bradenton, FL based Arvin Automation and moves all Aidlin Automation operations to Florida.
Montreal based GEBO acquires Aidlin Automation for their expertise in feeding and sorting machinery.
Sidel Group, based in Laval France, acquires GEBO, adding to it’s global portfolio of equipment manufacturers.
The Sidel Groups joins Tetra Laval, a Switzerland based packaging conglomerate.
Tetra closes the Bradenton based Sidel facility. Sean Dotson, Doug Robertson & Bruce Naylor purchase the custom automation and robotics division that was formerly Aidlin Automation and form RND Automation.
RND Automation named “Autodesk Inventor of the Year”
RND Automation acquires the assets of Baytool, a Bradenton based machine shop, bringing CNC manufacturing capabilities in-house.
Sean Dotson, President of RND Automation nominated to the 2013 40 under 40 class by the Business Observer
RND moves to a new facility located in Sarasota FL.
FANUC Robotics names RND Automation as the winner of their “Innovate System of the Year” award. This award is voted on by RND’s competitors and peers.
Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes recognized RND as the runner-up for the “Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards” in their category.
Named as one of “Florida’s Top 50 Companies to Watch” by Grow FL
RND Automation acquires MDC Packaging Machinery, a manufacturer of medical device and consumer product horizontal and vertical form fill and seal machinery. RND relocates both business units to a brand new, state of the art 35,000 SF facility in Lakewood Ranch, FL.
RND Automation acquired by Saw Mill Capital. Based in Briarcliff Manor, NY, Saw Mill Capital is a private equity firm that acquires business service, specialty distribution, and manufacturing businesses with enterprise values of $25 million to $200 million.
Meet Our Experts
Not sure how to gauge your automation needs? Not familiar with automation technology? Not sure if a task can even be automated? Our automation experts will work closely with you to identify the best equipment and processes for your project. Our project process will expose issues you might not have considered, helping you pinpoint where automation can maximize your ROI.
Our team of 49 engineers, technicians, designers, programmers, sales and accounting professionals are ready to help make your automation solutions come to reality.
Sean Dotson, PE
PRESIDENT - FOUNDER
Sean is President and major partner of RND Automation. A Florida native he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. Sean has been in the industrial automation and robotics industry his entire career. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida and works with key accounts to build strong manufacturing partnerships.
Now retired, Sean used to compete in triathlons ranging from Olympic to full Ironman distance races. But he's considering a comeback soon...
SR. MECH DESIGNER - FOUNDER
Another Florida native, Doug's focus at RND is high level engineering and design of machinery. Doug also utilizes his extensive manufacturing background helping train new assemblers and technicians. He has done it all from being a machinist and welder to engineering management.
Doug enjoys fishing from his air-boat (that he custom built) at his Lake Okeechobee lake home.
SR. MECH DESIGNER - FOUNDER
Bruce is RND's creative cornerstone. When others get stuck it's Bruce that can often solve the problem. He has been designing and building custom automation machinery for over 35 years. A Vermont native Bruce moved to Bradenton, FL when he was young and has stayed ever since.
Bruce enjoys long distance rifle shooting at the local range. He also collects vintage firearms.
VP OF OPERATIONS
As VP of Operations, Aaron likes to be involved in everything. It's not uncommon to find him in Design Reviews, on the shop floor working with the team and/or interfacing with sales and customers. He has risen through the ranks, starting at RND as a Mechanical Engineer, then Robot Programmer, Project Manager, Engineering Manager, and now oversees Operations.
Aaron loves fast cars and adventure, so he’s our resident traveler. A day at the track is a dream day for him.
Travis is the backbone of RND's manufacturing group. From mechanical assembly, electrical panel fabrication, machine shop operations, assembly, debug and run off; there is not a part of any RND machine that Travis is not involved with. If you need something done and need it in a hurry you can always count on Travis to get the work done.
Travis is an avid outdoors-man and enjoys hiking in the wood and mountains.
SR. PRODUCT MANAGER
As Sr. Product Manager, Chris employs commercial and engineering strategies to amplifying our exceptional brand! With 25 years in automation, including roles in: electrical engineering, project management, applications and sales, product and engineering management, Chris had seen most aspect of the industry.
When not working you can find Chris either fishing, playing among the clouds on a powered paraglider, enjoying time with his dogs or his seemingly endless selection of electronic-based gadgets.
Paul as the IT Manager is responsible for overseeing the RND workstations, servers, security, phone system, and networking. Paul brings 30 years of IT Management experience to RND Automation.
When he's not all geeked out on some IT Project, Paul enjoys camping and riding his road, gravel, or mountain bikes.