Automation Controls & Engineering, LLC
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About ACE

Your Dedicated Partner for Manufacturing Automation

Your Dedicated Partner for Manufacturing Automation


Automation Controls & Engineering, LLC (ACE) provides advanced automation and control systems to product manufacturers in a variety of industries. ACE has the capabilities, experience, and financial security of a large integrator with the versatility and low overhead of a small company.

This translates to more flexible designs, lower costs, shorter lead times, and greater overall value for our customers.

  • Over 130,000+ sq. ft. of manufacturing space 
  • Three Michigan Locations - Dexter, Jackson, and Novi
  • 90+ dedicated employees, including experienced mechanical and controls engineers
  • In-house design, programming, project management, fabrication, assembly, service, and support
  • ISO 9001:2015 Certified
  • ITAR + EAR Registered 
  • CE & UL Certified 
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With decades of experience across all disciplines, the ACE team is equipped to solve your manufacturing challenges with impactful automation solutions.


     President - Pete Lazic 

     Vice President of Operations -  Steve Moore

     Vice President of Sales - Dan Broihan

      Key Accounts Manager - Scott Kilberg

     Applications Engineering Manager - Don Bromley

     Technical Director - Jens Schaeberle

     Manufacturing Manager - Joe Merryman

     Mechanical Engineering Manager - Brandon Lutz

     Controls Engineering Manager - Drew Richards       


Our mission is to partner with customers to understand project needs and provide automation solutions that exceed technical and financial goals for many years, if not decades.

Typical steps in the life of a project:

Our sales and application engineers work closely with customers to understand the details of a project and define the goals & specifications of an automated solution.

Develop Concept & Proposal
ACE sets itself apart from competitors by providing creative & detailed concepts that solve manufacturing problems with proposals that meet project specifications while exceeding goals.

Feasibility, Test & Prototype
When necessary, ACE will demonstrate the validity of concepts and processes to limit the need for change orders later in the project timeline.

Order Placed & Project Kick-Off
Upon order receipt, a project manager is assigned to lead all aspects of the project, maintain a design & build schedule, and host regular meetings to keep the customer updated on progress.

ACE's dedicated team of mechanical and controls engineers design every aspect of the project down to the smallest detail, sharing progress with the customer in bi-weekly meetings.

Build & Run-Off
Equipment and components are assembled, programmed, and de-bugged on the ACE shop floor. Customers are encouraged to visit to view progress and participate in the final machine run-off.

Installation & Support
Our pre-fabricated machine bases make teardown, shipment, and installation quick and efficient. ACE is committed to supporting the customer and machine to ensure decades of success.

Contact Us

Need to Automate? Let's chat

It starts with a phone call or message. We'll learn about your needs, and layout your path forward

From concept to design, installation and beyond, rely on ACE to integrate, automate, and accelerate your business