“Achieve success by helping others achieve theirs.” - Unknown

Fueled by “a fascination with electricity”, Steve has always gravitated towards science and math which led to a career in Electrical Engineering. After receiving both a Bachelor’s of Science and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, he landed his first job with Ralston Purina in St. Louis, as the company’s first Control System Engineer. He later went on to work for another company that specialized in manufacturing automation systems. In 1993, Steve and his wife, Nancy, realized he could take his passionate drive, management experiences and technical know-how to form what is now Malisko Engineering, Inc. Along with Nancy, Steve has built Malisko with quality and commitment to the client, as well as his team members, in mind. Steve is a Registered Professional Engineering in Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Texas and is a member is NSPE, MSPE, ISPE, ISA and NFPA.

Personal Passion
Working hard and being diligent, professional, ethical and detailed.

Skiing, biking, and hiking.


“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He/she is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” - Ronald Reagan

With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing & Finance from Drury University, Nancy started her career in banking, insurance, and underwriting sales. Her time working in these industries provided her a broad base of key skills for managing a small business successfully. Nancy has supported and grown Malisko Engineering to be recognized as a reliable and trusted System Integrator.

Personal Passion
Enjoying life while we are here on earth. Feeling fulfilled with a happy and healthy family.

Dream Job
Charity work for the elderly or helping sick children and animals.

Surprisingly Good At
Creative flair and various athletics (biking, hiking, skiing, golfing, running, tennis).


“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” - Arnold Palmer

After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and his Masters of Business Administration from the same university, Tim has the knowledge and experience to take a plant engineer’s concept and translate it into a tangible business solution. His work in a variety of industries, including working in a manufacturing facility, helps him address client’s needs to increase capacity throughput by adding control to increase efficiency, reduce waste or increase yield. The variety of clients Tim works with keeps his days interesting.

Personal Passion
His children. Nothing compares to playing with them and watching them grow up.

Biggest Accomplishment
Leading the controls system integration portion of a $54 million Specialty Chemical Plant expansion that resulted in a successful startup.

He is a certified golf geek. He plays golf, reads about golf, watches golf, listens to golf radio, writes about golf and even follows golf course maintenance. Even if it's below freezing, he will still play a round of golf if there is no snow on the course or frost on the green.


“Do simple, better.” – Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in industrial automation solutions, Matthew is a superb resource when it comes to technical, logical, operational, maintenance, logistical and other client support challenges. A University of Colorado graduate, Matthew’s focus has been to support new business development and client relationships, one opportunity at a time. Part Business Development Manager, part Project Manager, Matthew is an excellent resource to his team and clients alike.

Personal Passion
His passion is to lead by example by quietly defining excellence through reliable and consistent execution in everything he does.

Surprisingly Good At

Supporting a search for the cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Also enjoys hunting, fishing, and Formula 1.


“Intellectuals solve problems. Geniuses prevent them.” - Albert Einstein

Growing up in a dairy family, Dan saw first-hand what manufacturing entailed. After receiving his Bachelor Degree in Economics from Arizona State University he found himself back in the dairy world, analyzing product manufacturing costs at a dairy plant. This hands-on experience helped Dan move to a consultant position where he now helps other manufacturers address their pain points, including inefficiencies, legacy equipment, and poor industrial automation networking.

Biggest Accomplishment
Getting married and starting a family.

Personal Passion
Family, golf, and politics.


“Make haste slowly” - Emperor Augustus

After graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Dan chose to work in manufacturing automation because of his fascination with helping make everyday products for the greater good. Dan enjoys assembling and working with diverse project teams who work together to make a positive, lasting impact for each client. Dan is also passionate about delivering value to clients beyond plant floor control, specifically with Industrial IT and helping clients address their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives. Dan currently is a member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, The Brewers Association, and is a member on the Colorado State University Industry Advisory Board for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Health and Human Sciences – Fermentation Science.

Personal Passion
His family. He is a new husband and father, and looks forward every day to making new memories with his wife and kids.

Surprisingly Good At

Skiing, graphic design/Photoshop, home brewing.


“I would like Americans to make things with their hands. Thomas Jefferson and I feel that makes for a much stronger nation.” - Nick Offerman

After receiving his Associates Degree in Control System Technologies from Ranken Technical College, Jim dove straight in to designing robust plant control systems for clients. His daily goal is to make each client’s control system more efficient and reliable so that each product comes out to specification after his work is complete. Today, he leads a team in Malisko’s Wisconsin office while continuing to contribute to projects.

Personal Passion
Living a simple life and being kind to others.


Malisko’s third employee and IEEE member since college, Steve is a master of overall system architecture. Steve graduated from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He’s passionate about working on diverse and challenging projects while delivering a quality product to every client he works with.

Personal Passion
His family.


“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

While studying at Ranken Technical College, Steve became interested in systems integration and completed his Associates Degree in Control System Technology. With 15+ years’ experience in the field, Steve can take big problems in complex systems and focus on all the parts individually to solve the issues. As a team leader, he enjoys helping his team succeed together, but also help individuals achieve their own goals.

Personal Passion
His family.

Biggest Accomplishment
Becoming a Director and team leader at Malisko.

Hunting and fishing.


“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on…” - Robert Frost

A deep interest in technology combined with a lifelong curiosity of how things work led Matt to pursue a career in automation by first obtaining his Associates Degree from esteemed technical college Ranken Tech. Matt’s major focus with every project he works on is to make the client’s life easier. He works hard to provide clients confidence that they are getting great service at a reasonable price. Through direct experience in many fields, Matt has developed an understanding that the importance of continued technical skill improvement is just as important and client relationships and company culture. As Director of Mentorship, Matt makes it a priority help Malisko Engineering continue to grow while continuing to deliver service with a personal touch. The Malisko culture places employee and client satisfaction at the top, an integral a part of every project.

Personal Passion
Family and music.

Biggest Accomplishment
Being father to two beautiful girls and a husband to a caring wife for 18 years.

Dream Job
Playing music and brew beer.


“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” - B.B.King

With more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, Mary is the ultimate professional when it comes to supporting and strengthening employees at Malisko Engineering, Inc. She appreciates working with leadership teams to shape company culture that focuses on employees, quality results and performance ultimately leading to client satisfaction. Mary also enjoys collaborating with employees and leaders to ensure a high level of job satisfaction of all team members.

Personal Passion
Raising her two sons.

Dream Job
"I found it!"

Interesting Fact
A lake, a boat, and a sunny day – my favorite past time.


“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships were built for. - John Shedd

With a passion for investigating and problem solving, Carrie received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Missouri Baptist University. After graduating, Carrie pursued a career in banking and public accounting. As the primary accounting contact at Malisko, she interacts with clients and vendors on a daily basis.

Biggest Accomplishment
She put herself through college as an adult while working a full-time job.

Personal Passion
The people in her life.


“The man who says it cannot be done is generally interrupted by someone else doing it.” - Elbert Hubbard

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, Lauren has spent nearly 15 years in marketing leadership roles in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business industries. Enjoying the variety that comes with marketing roles, Lauren has had the opportunity to lead marketing efforts and activities including branding, direct response, web marketing, demand generation, graphic design, and customer relationship management. Her goal is to keep consistent messaging to drive brand equity and positive experiences for clients.

Personal Passion
Raising her little girl and volleyball. And raising her little girl to play volleyball!

Dream Job
Anything to do with her hands.

Competitive volleyball, camping, and baking.
Making manufacturing possible by
decreasing costs and increasing throughput.

automation integration
MAXIMIZING your success.

Over 20 years as an industry
thought leader


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MEMBERS are the reason

automation integration
MAXIMIZING your successes.

Making manufacturing possible by
decreasing costs and increasing throughput.

Your Allies in Intelligent Automation Since 1994


A Full Suite of Services Addressing All Facets of Modern Plant Automation Systems

Your plant is different than anyone else’s. So are your challenges and goals. That’s why we only present solutions tailored for your unique applications. Whether you’ve already invested in some automation or are starting from the beginning, we come in where you need us.

Our cross-functional team of collaborative automation specialists will merge with your team to produce the best system for your needs. Our team listens intimately to your business’s goals, learns the nitty-gritty details of your process, and then devises a plan to both enhance your productivity and reduce your costs.

Whether we’re developing new, state-of-the-art systems or modernizing your existing systems, the systems integration specialists at Malisko live by a code of efficiency and cost reduction, and will elevate your plant’s automation to a level consistent with industry standards and best practices.

Plant Floor Control

Our engineers and automation specialists have specialized in plant floor control for more than two decades. Prox Switches. Analog Transmitters. Discrete Devices. Motor Control Centers. Panel Design. Power. PLCs. HMIs. We integrate the equipment in your plant into cohesive systems. The basis for plant-wide integration is intuitive and reliable automation on the plant floor.

Process Automation Solutions

Whether it’s continuous or batch processing, CIP, utilities or packaging, our experienced staff excel technically and strive to understand and automate your unique process applications. The process automation solutions we design for you are always easy to use, maintain and secure.

Manufacturing Intelligence

Plant floor data can be cumbersome to dissect, analyze and interpret. We can help turn your data into actionable information — customized reports, plant status dashboards, real-time alerts. Getting KPI data to the right people in your organization is paramount to managing your bottom line. We can help you become proactive and take action now.

Industrial IT

Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) networks aren’t the same as enterprise networks, and treating them the same can cause severe consequences. Malisko has the knowledge and experience to implement an Industrial IT solution that meets your plant’s needs and keeps your plant secure.

Power Quality & Energy Management

Energy costs impact your company’s bottom-line and managing your energy as a strategic resource requires active energy management. Malisko can help you know how much electricity you’re using, what your major loads are, and which ones contribute to demand charges. We can also help measure the power quality in your plants and correct problems that shorten equipment life and drive down company profits.


If you operate in a regulated industry, such as pharmaceuticals or food and beverage production, we ensure that every aspect of your system is fully compliant with all regulations. We minimize your risk through every stage of our work and use a proven validation process to meet all validation requirements.

Industries: Offering Superior Services

to a Wealth of Clients

Strong reputation for delivering high-quality, tailored solutions for production and manufacturing facilities – large, small, local, national, and international.


Food And Beverage

From breweries, beverages, and bakeries to processed foods, confectionaries, and dairies, we provide the necessary solutions for your automation concerns, allowing you to produce the best product possible.

Life Sciences

Whether we’re automating the processes for adult and infant nutritionals, designing plant floor operations for medical device manufacturers, or integrating the best technology for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical plants, our team can eliminate inefficiencies and reducing risk across the Life Sciences spectrum.


Regardless of the complexity of your specific industry, we can help in making your process more cost-effective and efficient. We have worked across a variety of industries, from consumer packaged goods and plastics to chemicals, concrete, and resins, meaning we have the knowledge and experience to design the best solutions for your specific needs.

Maximize Success & Minimize Costs

Utilizing the best and right technology to deliver the best results.

The end result? Greater margins of profit and a lower cost of production

Improve Operational Inefficiencies

The systems in your plant must operate at peak performance to boost your bottom line; every little bit adds up to big results.

Gaining a thorough understanding of your unique business goals to find every opportunity to improve efficiency.

Reduce Risk

Automation lends itself to improved consistency, the ability to prepare for issues, and the opportunity to prevent or address risk immediately.

Automating functions in your system to ensure your machinery perfectly executes its functions every time.

Justify Capital Investment

When you install a state-of-the-art production process, there are innumerable returns on that investment, including: efficiency, consistency, and the elimination of risk.

Delivering results that cut costs and maximize your output to create returns.


Throughout our work, we firmly believe in maintaining strong relationships with our clients. We have a deep understanding of the manufacturing landscape and want to share our knowledge and expertise with you. Whether it is 10 days, 10 months, or 10 years after your system is installed, we aim to provide you with meaningful information you can use to better your business processes.

Visit our blog to learn more about industrial automation and to identify solutions for your plant.

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