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!)

CARRIE LEINICKE


"Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you that mine are still greater" - Albert Einstein

Numbers have always come easy for Carrie. With her natural ability and interest in numbers, Carrie achieved her Master of Science in Accounting from Fontbonne University and then her Master of Business Administration from Webster University. Joining the Malisko Team in 2019, Carrie is very customer service focused and being committed to finding answers for clients. She's passionate about providing accurate financials and forecasting to support high-level business decisions and strategy.

Personal Passion
Being outdoors as often as her schedule allows.

Hobbies
Camping/Traveling with her Siberian Husky, Sailing at Carlyle Lake, and antiquing mid-century/art-deco items.

DAN HARDER




TBD

Personal Passion
TBD

Hobbies
TBD

CASE STUDY

INFANT FORMULA MANUFACTURER ENHANCES ITS ABILITY TO CAPTURE AND RETAIN SECURE HISTORICAL DATA

Background

A historian collecting manufacturing data on highly critical infant formula is extremely vital for the safe and healthy future of our most prized possessions: babies. One of our clients wanted to replace their mostly manual “paper” data recording methods with a secure, validated and robust automatic data historian. Malisko was tasked with helping our client meet its expectations for such a data historian.

Objective

Provide a robust, secure and validated data historian to automatically collect Critical Control Points (CCPs) and other essential data from four different systems including a CIP skid, a process center, a filler, and packaging equipment.

CHALLENGE

  • The four (4) systems consisted of different platforms of control and HMI.
  • Configuring a Wonderware IDE Galaxy along with historical templates that suited each of the systems’ needs.
  • Establishing a data format standard that could be applied to the different platforms.
  • Getting the OEMs of each system to follow the standards set by MEI and Client.

SOLUTIONS

  • Designed, specified and created the following Wonderware IDE Galaxy data platform:
  1. Galaxy Repository IDE on 1 new VM
  2. Redundant Historians on 2 new VMs
  3. OI/DAS Connections to 5 PLCs
  4. Historian Client
  5. IDE Templates for data points
  6. IDE Objects from Templates
  • Developed and executed Computer System Validation (CSV) documents for the data platform.
  • Provided historical data templates that were extremely easy to drop into each OEMs systems for data historization.

RESULTS

Provided client with a secure, robust and validated historical data system needed to release product and improve process and packaging system troubleshooting.

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