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Bastian Solutions Promotes Ryan Bliss to Operations Manager

rblissJune 6, 2012 (Louisville, KY) – Bastian Solutions (, recently announced the promotion of Ryan Bliss from project manager to operations manager at Bastian's software division. In his new role, Mr. Bliss will manage Bastian’s group of project managers and site supervisors, overseeing the implementation of each project.

"Ryan’s commitment to providing the best service to our customers is one of the main reasons for his promotion," said Damir Kantardzic, president of Bastian’s software division. "His ability to communicate well with our customers, as well as his technical expertise, ensures the success of every project in which he is involved."

Mr. Bliss joined Bastian Solutions as a project manager in 2007, where he immediately established himself as a knowledgeable and dedicated professional, earning the respect of internal team members as well as customers. With a Bachelors of Science in IT/Computer Technology and a Master’s of Science in IT Management, Mr. Bliss previously worked as an IT director at the Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, where he was responsible for maintaining and upgrading the base’s network equipment and infrastructure.

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About Bastian Solutions
Bastian Solutions, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, is one of the largest independent material handling system integrators in the world. Founded in 1952, Bastian has established itself as an innovator in the field of material handling automation, supply chain software, industrial controls, and robotics. The company includes 16 domestic offices as well as 6 international offices in Canada, India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and Qatar. For more information, visit