Digital Dynamics (DDI) is an employee-owned technology company based in Scotts Valley, CA, located nearby Silicon Valley. DDI designs and manufactures best-in-class machine & functional safety I/O control solutions serving mission-critical applications in the world’s demanding industries.

Applying its experienced engineering, high-quality manufacturing, and industry-leading product life cycle support, DDI delivers its core technologies in a feature-rich line of innovative, intelligent controller solutions. DDI’s patented Fusion IO controller platform delivers the highest value in equipment control and performance. SuperIOr’s time-saving modularity & flexibility make DDI the engineer’s choice for high-performance machine and safety-interlock control. To date, the world’s leading OEM’s trust DDI products to control over $40 billion worth of mission-critical equipment in factories running 24/7 around the world.

  • Fast 8 kHz I/O scan rates with the market’s broadest selection of I/O

  • Intrinsically safe I/O, certified by TÜV Rheinland to meet 61508 SIL 3 and ISO 13849-1:2015 Level e

  • Design flexibility, allowing centralized I/O and blended (centralized with remote expansion) I/O arrays

  • Fusion IO safe I/O controls with DDIs Interlock Builder™ software are proven to save months of new product development time

5 Victor Square
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Our Vision

Drive sustainable growth by being our customers’ trusted partner that consistently delivers best-in-class control solutions and is recognized for excellence and innovation.

Quality Policy

We at Digital Dynamics are committed to be our Customer’s trusted partner, providing highest quality, innovative, and best-in-class control solutions.

  • Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, 100% of the time, with both defect free products and on-time shipments.

  • All employees are empowered and responsible for notifying management in a timely manner regarding risks affecting quality, performance, reliability, the environment, and safety of our products.

  • DDI employees are trained yearly on and are accountable for compliance to our Customer’s Copy Exactly (CE!) and Plan-of-Record (POR) requirements.

  • We are committed to meeting all applicable statutory, regulatory, safety and environmental requirements, maintaining a high standard of ethics, and being a good and responsible corporate citizen.

Digital Dynamics management is committed to continually improving the effectiveness of the quality management system ISO 9001:2015.

Leadership Team

Meet the Team Behind DDI

Nir Merry

Chairman & CEO

Nir Merry joined DDI in January 2021 as President & CEO and was elected to the DDI Board of Directors in March 2021. Nir brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in the semiconductor equipment and HVAC automation industries.

Prior to joining DDI, Nir held Senior Executive roles at Applied Materials, including VP and Head of Common Solutions Group (CSG) – Applied’s common platform engineering organization and Head of Front-End Products (FEP) Platform Engineering. In addition, Nir served ten years as the head of Applied Engineering Leadership Board (ELB).

Nir holds over 35 patents in the fields of semiconductor equipment, medical devices, and HVAC automation. He earned his MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Tony DiLeonardo

SVP & Chief Sales Officer

Tony DiLeonardo joined DDI in 2021 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining DDI, Tony managed Access Consolidated Technologies, Inc., a technical sales and business development firm located in Silicon Valley. He has served in sales management roles with Danaher Corp, Kollmorgen Corp, and Hercules Aerospace Corp. Tony earned a BSEE from Penn State University.

Jerry Weingord

SVP & Chief Operating Officer

Jerry Weingord joined DDI in January 2023 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations. Jerry has 30+ years of leading operations teams with a concentrated focus on developing and launching complex products, designing automation and test equipment, establishing manufacturing strategies, enabling Contract Manufacturers for mass production, building out efficient supply chains, and implementing Quality Management Systems internally and at strategic partners.

Prior to joining DDI, Jerry held leadership positions in the Hard Disk Drive, Electric Vehicles, Management Consulting, Stationary battery storage, and Lidar industries.

Jerry holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Management from New York University in New York City.

In addition, Jerry brings with him six US Patents in electro-mechanical motor design for the Hard Disk Drive industry.

Gary Daniel

VP Engineering & Engineering Fellow

Gary is a seasoned product development executive with experience managing hardware, software and program management teams to develop complex products. Gary is experienced in multiple aspects of product development, engineering requirements, engineering design, product testing, program management and manufacturing. He holds a BSEECS and MSCS from University of Santa Clara.

Jessyca Hallett

VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Jessyca joins DDI with 20 plus years of Human Resources Experience largely in the semiconductor industry.  Jessyca has a BA in Pre-law from San Jose State University and a MS in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.  Jessyca is a change agent known to transform cultures, lead large change initiatives, create inclusive work environments and coach leaders through growth. Jessyca is currently participating in a  Latino Board Leadership Academy to maximize her leadership impact in the community.

Shambhu Lama

Senior Director Finance/Controller

Shambhu Lama joined DDI with over 20 years of experience in a publicly-traded global business environment. Before joining DDI, he held management roles in Fluor Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company specializing in Engineering and Construction Management, and First Residential Corporation, an industry leader in commercial and residential property management.  He holds a CPA and has earned an MBA concentrating in International Business & Management Information Systems from Lincoln University, San Francisco.


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