STEVE MALYSZKO


“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.

Hobbies
Skiing, biking, and hiking.

NANCY LANGE


“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).

TIM MALYSZKO


“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.

Hobbies
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.

MATTHEW ROBERTS


“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
Volleyball.

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

DAN JACOBY


“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.

DAN MALYSZKO


“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
Impressions.

Hobbies
Skiing, graphic design/Photoshop, home brewing.

JAMES "JIM" GAUCH


“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.

STEVE SCHNEEBELI


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.

STEVE HUTCHENS


“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.

Hobbies
Hunting and fishing.

MATT SCOTT


“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.

MARY BERGJANS


“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.

CARRIE SACKMANN


“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.

LAUREN BOSTROM


“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.

Hobbies
Competitive volleyball, camping, and baking.

OUR APPROACH

BUSINESS OBJECTIVES

Efficiency and consistency: two attributes Malisko knows best. Every automation solution we implement on your plant floor is designed to improve one or both. And we have countless ways to do it, whether it’s a simple control scheme using a touchscreen panel or an upgrade from a legacy Distributed Control System (DCS) to a greenfield PlantPAx solution. All of our automation solutions aim to improve your plant’s process efficiency and batch consistency to save you time, money and labor.

BUSINESS OBJECTIVES

Efficiency and consistency: two attributes Malisko knows best. Every automation solution we implement on your plant floor is designed to improve one or both. And we have countless ways to do it, whether it’s a simple control scheme using a touchscreen panel or an upgrade from a legacy Distributed Control System (DCS) to a greenfield PlantPAx solution. All of our automation solutions aim to improve your plant’s process efficiency and batch consistency to save you time, money and labor.

SPECIFYING THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGIES

When we design your system, we use a variety of technologies and secure networking. Specifying which ones to use for various functions depends on several factors, including your business goals and justifications for investing in automation. We also consider whether we’re implementing a ‘greenfield’ system, replacing your system or expanding your existing system. Last, the choice of specific automation solutions and components depends on your team’s current expertise. We present hardware, software, and information solutions that directed are directed towards lowering your operating costs and making your production more efficient.

Depending on your needs, we can implement traditional automation schemes and platforms, or we can implement newer technologies that can minimize up-front installation cost and serve up loads of actionable information. The optimal choice depends on what solutions work best for you and your team.

SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AND SPARE PARTS

We reduce your costs by reducing your spare parts as well as choosing widely-supported COTS (commercial-off-the-shelf) components. Your plant needs to balance the need to reduce downtime with the need to reduce the cost of long-term maintainability. We use a straightforward, intelligently engineered process to accommodate both of these needs.

We strive to source hardware and software components from your local distribution channels. Working with parts suppliers you already work with streamlines the supportability of Malisko systems. Most importantly, though, the relationships we develop with your suppliers enhances the support structure that we build around your systems.

MINIMIZING MAINTENANCE

We believe predictive maintenance is better than corrective maintenance because it frees up your plant support and saves you money.

We design our systems to use components that require minimal maintenance and can provide predictive maintenance data for asset performance tracking and alarm management. Through intuitive HMI user interfaces, our systems enable your maintenance team to efficiently monitor equipment runtime and other critical cycle data that helps predict when maintenance is required so that it can be scheduled before a catastrophic event occurs. No catastrophic failures. No unnecessary preventative maintenance. No downtime due to equipment failures.

SAVING BY PLANNING FOR FUTURE EXPANSIONS

When we approach projects, we minimize your costs as much as possible. Not just in your initial investment, but also your TOC (Total Cost of Ownership). Our systems not only fit into your budget but they are also completely scalable for future expansions. This means less work for you and less hardware and software that you need to upgrade when it comes time to expand your plant and your system.

IMPROVING OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCIES

In many manufacturing lines, we find that process units and work cells can under-produce because of various inefficiencies. When we use automation to improve the output consistency of a particular operation, we attempt to help you reduce your o-spec products and your rework. When we implement automation to improve the capacity of your operation, we attempt to help you eliminate inefficiencies, allowing the equipment to run closer to its theoretical capacity.

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION FOR RESULTS

In our more than 20 years of helping manufacturers, we’ve intelligently applied automation for hundreds of companies across a wide range of industries. And we’ve earned repeat business from 90 percent of our clients.

Have a question or do you want more output, fewer lost batches and better reports? We can show you how to improve your production and maximize your successes through industrial automation.

500 N BROADWAY SUITE 1600 ST LOUIS, MO 63102

(314) 621-2921

500 N BROADWAY
SUITE 1600
ST LOUIS, MO 63102

(314) 621-2921