STEVE MALYSZKO


“Achieve success by helping others achieve theirs.” - Unknown

Fueled by “a fascination with electricity”, Steve has always gravitated towards science and math which led to a career in Electrical Engineering. After receiving both a Bachelor’s of Science and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University, he landed his first job with Ralston Purina in St. Louis, as the company’s first Control System Engineer. He later went on to work for another company that specialized in manufacturing automation systems. In 1993, Steve and his wife, Nancy, realized he could take his passionate drive, management experiences and technical know-how to form what is now Malisko Engineering, Inc. Along with Nancy, Steve has built Malisko with quality and commitment to the client, as well as his team members, in mind. Steve is a Registered Professional Engineering in Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin, Nebraska and Texas and is a member is NSPE, MSPE, ISPE, ISA and NFPA.

Personal Passion
Working hard and being diligent, professional, ethical and detailed.

Hobbies
Skiing, biking, and hiking.

NANCY LANGE


“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He/she is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” - Ronald Reagan

With a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing & Finance from Drury University, Nancy started her career in banking, insurance, and underwriting sales. Her time working in these industries provided her a broad base of key skills for managing a small business successfully. Nancy has supported and grown Malisko Engineering to be recognized as a reliable and trusted System Integrator.

Personal Passion
Enjoying life while we are here on earth. Feeling fulfilled with a happy and healthy family.

Dream Job
Charity work for the elderly or helping sick children and animals.

Surprisingly Good At
Creative flair and various athletics (biking, hiking, skiing, golfing, running, tennis).

TIM MALYSZKO


“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.

MATTHEW ROBERTS


“Do simple, better.” – Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in industrial automation solutions, Matthew is a superb resource when it comes to technical, logical, operational, maintenance, logistical and other client support challenges. A University of Colorado graduate, Matthew’s focus has been to support new business development and client relationships, one opportunity at a time. Part Business Development Manager, part Project Manager, Matthew is an excellent resource to his team and clients alike.

Personal Passion
His passion is to lead by example by quietly defining excellence through reliable and consistent execution in everything he does.

Surprisingly Good At
Volleyball.

Hobbies
Supporting a search for the cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Also enjoys hunting, fishing, and Formula 1.

DAN JACOBY


“Intellectuals solve problems. Geniuses prevent them.” - Albert Einstein

Growing up in a dairy family, Dan saw first-hand what manufacturing entailed. After receiving his Bachelor Degree in Economics from Arizona State University he found himself back in the dairy world, analyzing product manufacturing costs at a dairy plant. This hands-on experience helped Dan move to a consultant position where he now helps other manufacturers address their pain points, including inefficiencies, legacy equipment, and poor industrial automation networking.

Biggest Accomplishment
Getting married and starting a family.

Personal Passion
Family, golf, and politics.

DAN MALYSZKO


“Make haste slowly” - Emperor Augustus

After graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Dan chose to work in manufacturing automation because of his fascination with helping make everyday products for the greater good. Dan enjoys assembling and working with diverse project teams who work together to make a positive, lasting impact for each client. Dan is also passionate about delivering value to clients beyond plant floor control, specifically with Industrial IT and helping clients address their Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) initiatives. Dan currently is a member of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, The Brewers Association, and is a member on the Colorado State University Industry Advisory Board for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Health and Human Sciences – Fermentation Science.

Personal Passion
His family. He is a new husband and father, and looks forward every day to making new memories with his wife and kids.

Surprisingly Good At
Impressions.

Hobbies
Skiing, graphic design/Photoshop, home brewing.

JAMES "JIM" GAUCH


“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.

STEVE SCHNEEBELI


Malisko’s third employee and IEEE member since college, Steve is a master of overall system architecture. Steve graduated from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He’s passionate about working on diverse and challenging projects while delivering a quality product to every client he works with.

Personal Passion
His family.

STEVE HUTCHENS


“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

While studying at Ranken Technical College, Steve became interested in systems integration and completed his Associates Degree in Control System Technology. With 15+ years’ experience in the field, Steve can take big problems in complex systems and focus on all the parts individually to solve the issues. As a team leader, he enjoys helping his team succeed together, but also help individuals achieve their own goals.

Personal Passion
His family.

Biggest Accomplishment
Becoming a Director and team leader at Malisko.

Hobbies
Hunting and fishing.

MATT SCOTT


“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on…” - Robert Frost

A deep interest in technology combined with a lifelong curiosity of how things work led Matt to pursue a career in automation by first obtaining his Associates Degree from esteemed technical college Ranken Tech. Matt’s major focus with every project he works on is to make the client’s life easier. He works hard to provide clients confidence that they are getting great service at a reasonable price. Through direct experience in many fields, Matt has developed an understanding that the importance of continued technical skill improvement is just as important and client relationships and company culture. As Director of Mentorship, Matt makes it a priority help Malisko Engineering continue to grow while continuing to deliver service with a personal touch. The Malisko culture places employee and client satisfaction at the top, an integral a part of every project.

Personal Passion
Family and music.

Biggest Accomplishment
Being father to two beautiful girls and a husband to a caring wife for 18 years.

Dream Job
Playing music and brew beer.

MARY BERGJANS


“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” - B.B.King

With more than 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, Mary is the ultimate professional when it comes to supporting and strengthening employees at Malisko Engineering, Inc. She appreciates working with leadership teams to shape company culture that focuses on employees, quality results and performance ultimately leading to client satisfaction. Mary also enjoys collaborating with employees and leaders to ensure a high level of job satisfaction of all team members.

Personal Passion
Raising her two sons.

Dream Job
"I found it!"

Interesting Fact
A lake, a boat, and a sunny day – my favorite past time.

CARRIE SACKMANN


“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships were built for. - John Shedd

With a passion for investigating and problem solving, Carrie received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Missouri Baptist University. After graduating, Carrie pursued a career in banking and public accounting. As the primary accounting contact at Malisko, she interacts with clients and vendors on a daily basis.

Biggest Accomplishment
She put herself through college as an adult while working a full-time job.

Personal Passion
The people in her life.

LAUREN BOSTROM


“The man who says it cannot be done is generally interrupted by someone else doing it.” - Elbert Hubbard

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, Lauren has spent nearly 15 years in marketing leadership roles in both business-to-consumer and business-to-business industries. Enjoying the variety that comes with marketing roles, Lauren has had the opportunity to lead marketing efforts and activities including branding, direct response, web marketing, demand generation, graphic design, and customer relationship management. Her goal is to keep consistent messaging to drive brand equity and positive experiences for clients.

Personal Passion
Raising her little girl and volleyball. And raising her little girl to play volleyball!

Dream Job
Anything to do with her hands.

Hobbies
Competitive volleyball, camping, and baking.

OUR APPROACH

INDUSTRIAL IT INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN

Sound network and security infrastructure is a prerequisite to today’s advanced manufacturing automation systems. Industry’s thirst for actionable information and intelligence has pushed the limits of legacy automation systems and the proprietary networks of days past. Modern IACS (Industrial Automation and Control Systems) are built on future-ready network and security infrastructures that are based on information technology (IT) best-practices. These infrastructures enable the “Connected Enterprise” and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) while also providing real-time control of your critical production equipment. At Malisko, we consider industrial networking and security as one of our top priorities in building a solid automation foundation for your manufacturing facility. Infrastructure in this sense is the basis for everything we do. When it comes to infrastructure, we subscribe to the motto, “You’re either going to do it right, or you’re going to do it over.” We get it right the first time to enable your processes to run reliably, safely, consistently, and efficiently while satisfying the data requirements of today and the future.

INDUSTRIAL IT INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN

Sound network and security infrastructure is a prerequisite to today’s advanced manufacturing automation systems. Industry’s thirst for actionable information and intelligence has pushed the limits of legacy automation systems and the proprietary networks of days past. Modern IACS (Industrial Automation and Control Systems) are built on future-ready network and security infrastructures that are based on information technology (IT) best-practices. These infrastructures enable the “Connected Enterprise” and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) while also providing real-time control of your critical production equipment. At Malisko, we consider industrial networking and security as one of our top priorities in building a solid automation foundation for your manufacturing facility. Infrastructure in this sense is the basis for everything we do. When it comes to infrastructure, we subscribe to the motto, “You’re either going to do it right, or you’re going to do it over.” We get it right the first time to enable your processes to run reliably, safely, consistently, and efficiently while satisfying the data requirements of today and the future.

HOW INDUSTRIAL NETWORKING AND NETWORK SECURITY HAVE CHANGED

Industrial networking and security have evolved. Today, information flows in both directions — from the enterprise level all the way down to the process and machine control level. Proprietary controls networks have given way to converged Ethernet networks integrating more tightly with enterprise systems. The convergence of IT and OT (information and operations technology respectively), has brought a whole host of new challenges for manufacturers and systems integrators alike. Convergence of these technology platforms opens up many more vulnerabilities if the infrastructure is not properly designed. Poorly designed network infrastructure has sub-performance implications; but equally as important is how a design reflects overall consideration of security. Industrial networking and security go hand-in-hand, and should be designed in parallel. Malisko Engineering Network, Security, and Information Specialists bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to your team in applying IT concepts to the OT world. When you partner with Malisko, we are your ally in keeping your OT systems robust, safe, secure, and reliable.

DEFENSE-IN-DEPTH: THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND INDUSTRIAL SECURITY

No single appliance or software package can serve as a comprehensive security safeguard in a manufacturing environment. That is why we employ a defense-in-depth strategy. Our experienced team has a detailed understanding of industrial networking and security. From proper network segmentation, policy enforcement, access control lists, to using the appropriate industrially-hardened IT equipment, we’re attentive to minute details of how network and security infrastructure affect the IACS. Our best-practice, multi-layered defense strategy consists of physical hardware layers, procedural layers and electronic layers of defense that complement, and even integrate directly with, your enterprise security. Every layer works together. Every layer is individually secure. And that adds up to form a wholly secure system. That’s defense-in-depth.

COLLABORATION BUILDS THE BEST PROCEDURES, AWARENESS, AND TRAINING

Convergence of IT and OT goes beyond the integration of hardware and software. We work with your IT and operations teams to balance functional and application requirements. You need sound, robust, and always-available network and security infrastructure that is transparent to your operation. Like building infrastructure, IT and OT infrastructure is simply expected to do its job in providing a platform that enables other activities and processes. The team who supports these systems needs to be comfortable with the physical and logical frameworks. Malisko-designed Network and Security infrastructure incorporates industry-best practices; but the overall deployment is unique to you and your operation. We take the extra time and care to get your team on-board with IT/OT convergence initiatives to get the most out of your future-ready system.

SECURING SERVERS, WORKSTATIONS, APPLICATIONS, AND DEVICES

When it comes to Industrial IT systems, we focus first on plantwide network and security infrastructure to pave the way for the rest of your system deployment. But even the best infrastructure deployments don’t provide end-point security for your peripheral devices. That’s why we take security down to individual components within your system. Your servers, workstations, applications, and devices all require security measures to fully and properly secure your system.

We set up a protection mechanism for your servers and workstations through thorough hardening methods including group policies, software patch management, anti-virus detection software, uninstalls of unused Windows components, and protection of computer interface ports, such as USB, parallel or serial interfaces.

We secure your applications by hardening out-of-the-box access. Many automation platforms have fully open security and administrator privileges granted for all users on fresh installations of the software suites. We go through the extra steps required to properly grant access. Our systems can track user access and user changes through authentication, authorization, change management and accounting.

We deploy industrial service routers to protect Cell/Area Zones within a manufacturing network restricting access to entire functional areas of a plant.

We use device hardening to restrict physical access to authorized personnel only, disable remote programming capabilities where appropriate, encrypt communications, restrict network connectivity to authenticated users and restrict access to internal resources. We practice controller hardening. This allows us to use authentication and authorization to restrict logical access to PLCs from restricted engineering workstations. We track both access and changes using change management. We restrict physical access to your system using cable lock-in and port block-out devices. Unauthorized personnel will simply not have “walk up, plug in” access to your system and your network.

We implement switch hardening using firewalls, network infrastructure access protection, domains of trust, secure remote access policies and encrypted switch operation systems.

THE IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRIAL IT

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500 N BROADWAY SUITE 1600 ST LOUIS, MO 63102

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500 N BROADWAY
SUITE 1600
ST LOUIS, MO 63102

(314) 621-2921