“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!)


“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There’s no cure for curiosity.” – Dorothy Parker

After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Computer Science, Tavo has spent the last 20+ years enjoying the variety of work when it comes to automation. His passion for the field shows in his many certifications he’s pursued over the years, including but not limited to, FactoryTalk Historian, Mead Johnson Overview of Computerized System Validation, Intermediate Applications of SQL Reporting Services, and Intermediate Applications of ASP.NET.

Personal Passion
Peace and respect.

Biggest Accomplishment
Raising his son.

Dream Job
Lego Imagineer.