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 Engineering, one of the leading national and international publications covering the manufacturing automation industry, has honored Malisko Engineering, Inc. with the 2015 System Integrator of the Year award. Malisko came in ahead of thousands of integrators in the U.S. and abroad, winning the award for integrators earning less than $10 million per year in revenue. The competition had two other categories, including one for integrators earning more than $17 million per year in revenue and another for those earning between $10 million and $17 million per year.

Steve Malyszko, CEO of Malisko Engineering, Inc., said, “This is an extremely high honor for us, as this is a highly competitive industry with thousands of integrators in the US alone. This speaks to our team’s tireless pursuit to continually improve and provide our customers with excellent service and the right automation solutions. I could not be more proud of our team.”

The prestigious award has been in place since 2007, as 2015 marks the ninth year Control Engineering has held the competition. Malisko was an award finalist in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

As a system integrator, Malisko specifies, configures and implements technologies that allow producers to safely automate manufacturing processes. Through automation, producers seek to improve the efficiency of their production operation while maintaining consistent, high quality standards of their products. Malisko serves producers in a wide range of markets, including those requiring strict FDA-compliance, such as food, pharmaceutical and life science manufacturing. A private, St. Louis-based business, Malisko was founded in 1994.

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