ASD® Leadership

Setting a positive example and encouraging everyone on our team to grow, learn and always seek knowledge to better ourselves and best serve our clients.

  • Always demonstrate an unwavering commitment to doing what’s right for our clients and ASD® on each and every transaction.
  • Take on challenging tasks and own them with purpose and accountability.
  • Take personal responsibility for making things happen.
  • Always be resourceful and show gumption.
  • Do whatever it takes to continue setting the industry standard for excellence.

This is what we do. This is why our clients put trust in us.

We work hard to be the best, we care about our clients and the success of our organization. We are relentless in our pursuit to deliver projects that make us stand above the rest. We set the standards and once we hit a milestone we look to set new ones. We are ASD® and together we are the best at what we do for you…period.

Kevin Kiziah

Kevin Kiziah, President & CEO

Kevin Kiziah has over 26 years in the workplace technology space and he is responsible for the overall strategic directions and operational excellence at ASD®. His focus is to build vital customer and partner relationships that will enhance the overall performance of ASD®. Kevin’s entire career in the workplace technology space has been with Automated Systems Design, Inc. (ASD®). Kevin joined the company as a salesperson in 1995 and quickly grew to a leadership position. He became Branch Manager in 1997, Vice President of Sales in 2003, President in 2010, and President & CEO in July 2016.

Michael Castiglione

Michael Castiglione, COO

Michael Castiglione joined the company in 2006 as an intern in our North Carolina location. He quickly became a Sr. Account Manager leading deployments for some of ASD®’s largest clients. In 2011, Michael was promoted to manage the Deployment Services group. During this time period, he managed the conversion to our proprietary cloud-based CRM system, OMNI. In January of 2014, Michael relocated to Georgia to lead the growth of the sales and operations team in our Alpharetta, GA headquarters. In 2019 he was promoted to our Chief Operating Officer. Today, he is responsible for executing our strategic plans. His oversight includes ongoing development of ASD®’s industry leading technology platform as well as the day-to-day operations and organizational development. 

Joseph Pivirotto

Joseph Pivirotto, CFO

Joseph Pivirotto serves as Chief Financial Officer of ASD®. He joined the company in October 2016 and has brought significant finance, accounting, and business leadership experience that has added further depth to the management team. Joseph is responsible for the finance, accounting and human resource functions for ASD® and has more than 10 years of management experience with Private Equity backed high growth companies. Prior to joining ASD®, Joseph was the Vice President of Finance with DTI, leading the finance and accounting team for one of Atlanta’s fastest growing companies. Before that, Joseph was with the Tensar Corporation for 6 years as Vice President and Corporate Controller. He has over 30 years of extensive finance, accounting, and mergers and acquisition experience. He has also worked for Eastman Kodak, Ernst & Young and the Del Webb Corporation, beginning his career with KPMG in Phoenix. Joseph graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in Accounting and is a licensed CPA in the State of Arizona.

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Scott Dupuis, Managing Principal Design

As Managing Principal of NTI, ASD's design-focused daughter company, Scott is responsible for all the services offered on projects he manages. He also oversees the Kennesaw office and is the senior mentor for the NTI team regarding design production. He has served as either Principal in Charge or Project Manager for hundreds of projects involving all aspects of technology systems design and implementation. Scott has been in the consulting business since 1988 and holds a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of CO.

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Brent Otwell, Director of Build

Brent has been in the low voltage industry for two decades. He began as a technician in the field and worked his way through the ranks, eventually becoming a Project Manager. He worked for several integration firms before joining ASD® in 2015. Brent started as a Project Manager, overseeing several large accounts and projects. His successful track record and passion for the team led to his promotion in 2019 when he officially became Director of Operations. Now, Brent supports the Georgia and North Carolina operations teams and ensures they have the resources they need to deliver projects on time and within budget.

Doug Gies

Doug Gies, Director of Support

Doug Gies is the Director of Support at Automated Systems Design, Inc. and has worked out of the North Carolina office since June 2014. Doug provides overall direction and guidance to ASD® operational activities with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability as well as providing day-to-day support to the team.

Doug has over 30 years of experience in the rapid deployment of technology to Fortune 500 retail customers. He started his career in the trenches as a technician learning his craft from the ground up and has worked his way through the ranks from Technician to Field Service Manager to Project Manager to Sales Engineer to Account Manager. In 1990, he joined Datatec Systems Inc., a privately held New Jersey based firm where he held a number of progressively responsible roles over 18 years helping the firm to grow from $18 million to over $120 million in annual revenues. Doug joined Wachter in 2008 and managed the regional office in Charlotte, NC.

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Sam Lum, Director of Engineering

Sam joined the ASD® engineering team in 2016 where he designed, sold, and managed projects for national accounts. He quickly became the Director of Audio Visual Engineering and moved to the Atlanta office to oversee his growing team. Sam is a CTS-D who specializes in the engineering and integration of custom AV solutions. From providing pre-sales support to ensuring that the projects are completed successfully, he works hard to make sure clients are getting innovative solutions that meet their individual needs.

Abe Fleming, Director of Sales & Marketing

Abe Fleming is a results-oriented business development and technical sales leader with over a decade of progressive experience building and managing sales teams. Abe is primarily responsible for the growth and development of the ASD® sales team.

He is an experienced Project Executive with a talent for negotiating and leveraging profitable relationships with commercial real estate, architectural design, general contracting and construction management firms throughout the United States.

Doug MacKay, Director of Sales

Doug MacKay is responsible for the sales team in the North Carolina office. He joined the ASD® team in 2019. He brings leadership and direction to the sales team in a very challenging, fast-paced environment. Doug’s career in technology and sales spans over 30 years. He started out selling mainframe tape drivers and services and eventually became Vice President of Sales, where he managed a team of over 50 people. Doug specializes in managing large teams, and he believes that organizational success is dependent on a strong culture.

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Nikki Peduzzi, Human Resources Manager

Nikki Peduzzi joined ASD® in 2022. She has over 10 years of experience in payroll, recruiting, and human resources, allowing her to provide deep insight and a unique perspective. She is fueled by her passion for people and understands that investing time and energy into others is crucial to success. As a recent master's graduate in I/O (industrial-organizational) psychology, this is one of the key elements she has been focusing on this key element. Nikki's hunger for knowledge on how to push the needle forward has inspired her to enter a Ph.D. program in late 2023. 

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Nataliya Sapkalova, Sr. Accounting Manager

Nataliya joined ASD® in 2016. Previously, she was a Senior Financial Analyst for CMD Group, a ConstructConnect Company, formerly Reed Construction. She has been in the finance industry for over 20 years and has broad experience within Fortune 1000 and private sector organizations. Additionally, she's earned a Master's of Accounting and Finance Management degree from Keller Graduate School of Management Devry University. At ASD®, she is responsible for managing the accounting team. This includes the end-of-month closing, preparing Financial Statements, annual reports, and licensing renewals. She also assists with financial planning and annual budgeting. Her attention to detail and positive attitude are essential parts of the accounting team's –and ASD®'s– success.  

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Naomi Nikolas, Digital Marketing Manager

Naomi joined the ASD® team in early 2018 when marketing was brought in-house. She is responsible for all marketing initiatives, including strategy, paid media, SEO, branding, content creation, email, website management, and social media. Additionally, she manages the marketing automation and sales enablement platform and assists the sales team throughout the buyer's journey. Naomi has a Bachelors in Marketing from Georgia Southern University. Before joining ASD®, she worked for an e-learning startup where she led all creative and design efforts. 


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