RYAN BERTRAM


“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." -Calvin Coolidge

After a 12 year-old Ryan visited the Corvette factory in Bowling Green, Kentucky, he knew he wanted to part of how America makes things. With continued interest in the art and science of manufacturing, Ryan pursued his Bachelors in International Business at Calvin College. After graduating, he realized his dream of working with manufacturing by holding client relations positions throughout the manufacturing industry. At Malisko, Ryan enjoys bringing together the right people for the right job to tackle complex projects, and helping to bring the total solution to the client's plant floor.

Personal Passion
He likes spending time with his family and helping his children to blaze their own trail.

Dream Job
Build houses for Habitat for Humanity

Interesting Fact
He secretly likes the handy-man "fix-it" list his wife gives him every weekend. (Shhh! don't tell her that though!)

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