News last update:7 Aug 2012

Bill Bliss retires from Bliss Industries

Bliss Industries, manufacturer of hammermills, pelletmills, coolers and other related equipment, announces the retirement of its founder, Bill Bliss.

Greg Alles, President of Bliss Industries, will assume his operational duties.

"Bill Bliss has been a pioneer in the hammermill and pelletmill industry, and as our founder, has been the leader and visionary for our company," stated Greg Alles.

"I have had the great privilege of working with Bill both early in my career and again for the past seven months, and I consider Bill a great mentor and friend," Alles said.

Bill Bliss started Bliss Industries in 1981 in Ponca City, OK and quickly established Bliss as an industry leader in the production of hammermills, and later in the production of pelletmills, coolers and related equipment.

Pennington Allen new owner
In July of 2007, Pennington Allen Capital Partners, a private investment firm, established a partnership with Bliss by acquiring 75% of Bliss Industries.

With Bliss' retirement, the two partners of the firm W. Lane Pennington will serve as Chairman of the Board, Mark H. Allen will serve as Chief Executive Officer and Greg Alles will continue in his role as President.

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