About ALIO Industries

ALIO Industries began in 2001 with an idea to create “a better way” to meet the nano-precision robotic needs. This initial idea has grown into an ever-expanding product line that includes Hexapod robotic systems, air bearing systems and mechanical bearing linear and rotary nano-precision systems for atmospheric, clean room and ultra high vacuum chambers all with TRUE NANO Positioning™.

ALIO, (which is Latin for “A better way.”) is an innovator in nano technology motion systems. ALIO’s designs exceed current standards of precision product designs for automation technology. Holding two patents for the Parallel 6 Axis Hexapod and the Parallel 3 Axis Tripod as well as several patent pending for nano Z stages and planar air bearing systems, ALIO has set the pace for nano-precision design and systems.

ALIO’s linear and rotary stage lines were designed to be cost effective and complement the market demand for high quality, nano-precision motion. These applications can be used in normal atmospheric environments, clean rooms, and vacuum chamber environments. ALIO’s design of the rotary stages can be utilized for stand-alone motion or stackable for various serial kinematic structures.

ALIO has also developed a series of standard and custom True Nano (™) air bearing stages for nano-precision applications. These robust stages offer the same 5-nanometer resolution capabilities as our standard products with high stiffness and speeds from1 micron/sec to over 1 m/sec depending on application needs. These air-bearing stages are well suited when smooth, precise motion is required for advanced FPD, Photovoltaic and Semiconductor metrology, process and repair.

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ALIO Management Team

Bill Hennessey, Founder & CEO

Bill has been an entrepreneur, mechanical engineer and marketing professional in the robotics, lasers and automation fields with nearly 40 years of experience. He has professional experience in engineering, manufacturing and sales/marketing management positions at large international corporations and small companies. Bill has a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Maine.

Nathan Brown, Vice President of Engineering

Prior to joining ALIO, Nathan was a mechanical engineer for Applied Materials Vacuum Robotics division, which designed, tested, and supported vacuum robotics systems across all Applied Materials product lines and product groups. He had design engineering authority of the 200mm vacuum robot family and was a key engineer in multiple improvement projects that focused on new automation challenges. Additionally, Nathan developed and executed comprehensive reliability, robustness, and failure analysis testing programs for multiple next generation robotics systems and vacuum bearings. Nathan has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Walter Silvesky, Vice President of Sales

Walter brings to ALIO nearly three decades of industry experience in precision automation having spent more than 27 years with Newport Corporation leading multi-disciplined sales and marketing teams in developing key U.S. based and international accounts for industries including; semiconductor, laser machining, metrology, life and health sciences, aerospace and defense, flat panel display, data storage, and photovoltaics. Walter holds a degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the College of Aeronautics in New York.