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!)

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS – WISCONSIN

“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.