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 STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” – Arnold Palmer

After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and his Masters of Business Administration from the same university, Tim has the knowledge and experience to take a plant engineer’s concept and translate it into a tangible business solution. His work in a variety of industries, including working in a manufacturing facility, helps him address client’s needs to increase capacity throughput by adding control to increase efficiency, reduce waste or increase yield. The variety of clients Tim works with keeps his days interesting.

Personal Passion
His children. Nothing compares to playing with them and watching them grow up.

Biggest Accomplishment
Leading the controls system integration portion of a $54 million Specialty Chemical Plant expansion that resulted in a successful startup.

Hobbies
He is a certified golf geek. He plays golf, reads about golf, watches golf, listens to golf radio, writes about golf and even follows golf course maintenance. Even if it’s below freezing, he will still play a round of golf if there is no snow on the course or frost on the green.