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

UPGRADING FOOD MANUFACTURER’S OUTDATED HISTORIAN PLATFORM DURING “LITTLE-TO-NO” DOWNTIME WINDOW

Background

A food manufacturing client of ours had an outdated and unsupportable historian for its manufacturing operation that was negatively affecting its production yield and record keeping. Our client needed to update to a contemporary historian to restore their excellent record of meeting production and quality goals. The conversion to the newer historian platform had to be performed without disrupting the client’s 24x7 production operation. Malisko was tasked with helping our client meet its expectations for a robust data historian.

Services:

  • SCADA
  • Historian
  • Software Configuration
  • Virtualization
  • Controls
  • Production Support
  • Process Data

Objective

  • Install and commission a robust, secure and supportable historian for production data without interrupting the plant’s daily operation.
  • Meet the project’s cost and schedule requirements.

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.

SOLUTION

  • Upgraded work done with old system in parallel to allow maximum testing and minimal / no downtime.
  • Constantly working with company corporate IT to work through issues from company-based modifications to the OS.
  • Configured Plant provided Hyper-V images
  • Configured Wonderware Servers
  • Migrated Wonderware objects and applications from existing to new
  • Configured and tested Thin Manager Hyper-V images

RESULTS

  • Maximized preliminary testing resulting in minimized production interruptions.
  • Successful upgrade, no production interruption was switched over during production’s normal cleanup period.
  • Client has a robust, secure, supportable and documented historian platform for years to come.

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