Terressentia Founder Passes Away

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In Memoriam

O.Z. "Ty" Tyler

O.Z. “Ty” Tyler

Ty Tyler, our company founder and co-inventor of patented TerrePURE® technology, passed away at age 79 on January 6th, 2014.

Ty earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and received his Masters in Business Administration from Tulane University. He served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant in the Chemical Corps on Bikini Atoll and Eniwetok, where he was involved in the testing and transportation of the Hydrogen bomb.

Some of Ty’s other lifetime achievements include the patented coating that eliminated the metallic taste of soft drinks stored in cans, indoor-outdoor carpeting, washable wallpaper, and outdoor latex paint.

However TerrePURE® was a lifelong dream of Ty’s and has become his crowning achievement. This innovation has been validated by the countless medals TerrePURE processed spirits have won; the rapid, worldwide industry acceptance it has achieved as a suitable alternative to extensive barrel aging of whiskeys; and the continued explosive growth of the company he founded. We strive everyday to continue developing the company in a way that would make him proud.

His stepson and co-inventor of the TerrePURE® process, Edward Bailey, remains active in the company, leading our research and development projects. He continues Ty’s legacy of invention and innovation, constantly working to improve and expand our patented machines.

Ty’s unflappable positive disposition and ability to capture a person’s spirit in poetry were among the many qualities those who knew him will always remember. He was a man of great love and generosity and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all of us at Terressentia.

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