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!)

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

Growing up watching the TV show “How It’s Made”, Ben developed an interest in automation. After graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering and a minor in Environmental Engineering, Ben jumped right in to a career in process control and automation. Passionate about elegant and easy-to-read code and developing screens that address client’s everyday issues, he enjoys each unique project and system he works on.

Personal Passion
Developing meaningful relationships and being as reliable as possible.

Dream Job
Programming apps and building computers.

Interesting Fact
He’s an avid disc golfer. He tries to play 2 or 3 rounds a week solo, a weekly league match, and a few tournaments throughout the year. Every time he travels, he brings his discs and tries to play a new course.