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!)

CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.” – Jim Carrey

Growing up, the show How It’s Made helped to grow Brett’s curiosity about how different things happen in facilities to produce the things we use everyday. He knew he wanted to be a part of that process. So Brett pursued his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, then took a position at Malisko upon graduation. Since joining Malisko, Brett has found he enjoys tackling the different challenges that each job has and leaving a finished site with a working finished product and a happy customer.

Personal Passion
Sports (especially the Blues and the Vikings!), nature, hiking and playing games in my free time.

Biggest Accomplishment
The biggest accomplishment is always the next one.