C. William (Bill) Hennessey founded ALIO Industries in 2001 with the goal of designing the world’s most precise, highest quality 6 Axis robot built in the USA. ALIO means a ‘better way’ in Latin, indicating that the company has always thought outside the box when developing its motion control solutions.
Bill has been a serial entrepreneur, mechanical engineer, robotics sales leader and marketing professional in the robotics, lasers and automation fields with over 40 years of experience at large international corporations and small start-ups. Bill has a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Maine.
In 1979 as a young engineer at Jones & Lamson in Precision Valley, VT, USA, Bill was designing and testing CNC lathes with very talented precision engineers. Here he learning metrology, robot integration, and came into contacts with mechanical precision designs that sparked a passion that lasts until today.
This passion was cemented while working for Cincinnati Milacron, once the world’s largest machine tool company and the largest and leading inventor of industrial robots with superior technology and industry-leading patents. At CM, Bill worked with the first electric robots while phasing out the hydraulic T3 robotic technology which was a challenging and inspiring experience.
ALIO’s mission is to design and build products with unmatched precision, performance, and quality while maintaining a high level of trust and integrity, respecting future generations and trying to leave the company and the environment we live in better than we found it.