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.

ABOUT US

OUR TEAM

Malisko is a trusted name in industrial automation. At Malisko, we rely on our experienced and dedicated team to deliver the best results for our partners for more than 20 years.

We pride ourselves on the team we’ve built. By bringing together expert engineers, integrators, designers, programmers, and support personnel who thrive in a client-first environment, we’ve created a team committed to your success. Our dedication to task and drive forward shines across all we do.

OUR TEAM

Malisko is a trusted name in industrial automation. At Malisko, we rely on our experienced and dedicated team to deliver the best results for our partners for more than 20 years.

We pride ourselves on the team we’ve built. By bringing together expert engineers, integrators, designers, programmers, and support personnel who thrive in a client-first environment, we’ve created a team committed to your success. Our dedication to task and drive forward shines across all we do.

  • BRIETTA MCCLELLAND
    BRIETTA MCCLELLAND
BRIETTA McCLELLAND
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I choose to be an electrical engineer because I want to be innovative and at the forefront of developing technologies. My favorite thing about working at Malisko Engineering is my job offers a wide variety of opportunities. I enjoy the diverse work and challenging projects. A strong and cohesive team makes tackling these challenges possible. My favorite project I have worked on would be a Pharmaceutical project, I like that I get to use my degree to intrinsically help people.”

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  • BEN MEISE
    BEN MEISE
BEN MEISE
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I like the variety of projects I get to work on with Malisko. Every plant/client does automation differently, and I enjoy diving into each project. I’ve really enjoyed working on mixer startups. One day I’m on-site troubleshooting issues, the next I’m in the office developing screens.”

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  • JASON KAMPWERTH
    JASON KAMPWERTH
JASON KAMPWERTH
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I enjoy working in the controls industry because every project has a new set of challenges. This allows me to learn new skills so that I am always learning something new.”

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  • BRIAN FEDISH
    BRIAN FEDISH
BRIAN FEDISH
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I particularly like the variety of work I get to pursue with Malisko. The company is small enough that everyone is encouraged to have a broad skill set, you don’t just do the same projects over and over again for the entirety of your career. Having a variety of projects keeps employees engaged and ultimately generates better results for our clients.”

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  • CARLOS ROSADO
    CARLOS ROSADO
CARLOS ROSADO
SENIOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“I enjoy the opportunity for personal and professional development that Malisko brings to my career as well as my family life. The flexible and relaxed environment allows me to develop my potential. As the world becomes more automated, I want to be on the forefront of leading technologies. Malisko provides the conduit for me to do exactly that.”

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  • TOM LEE
    TOM LEE
TOM LEE
CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I enjoy my job because it gives me the opportunity to work with different type of technologies and processes.”

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  • THADDEUS ANSON
    THADDEUS ANSON
THADDEUS ANSON
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I like the small company atmosphere at Malisko Engineering. We are a very collaborative bunch and its fun to constantly bounce ideas off of each other. This is especially useful because we are all constantly learning about new processes or equipment and how to apply our skills to program them as desired.”

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  • KEVIN LONG
    KEVIN LONG
KEVIN LONG
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Working at Malisko is a team environment. We work as a group and our successes and or failures are as a group. In most places I have worked it is every man for themselves but here it is a true Team Effort.”

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  • MARK ORR
    MARK ORR
MARK ORR
SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“I enjoy being able to work start to finish on a project. Watching the project come to life, in part, because of the work I contributed is such a rewarding experience.”

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  • JOHN BRUEGGEMAN
    JOHN BRUEGGEMAN
JOHN BRUEGGEMAN
SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“I love working as an Programmer/Integrator at Malisko Engineering. Each project brings unique problems for me to solve, or obstacles to overcome. The phases of a project keep things different from week to week, which is important for me as a person, and at the end of the project, I get to travel to the client and see exactly where the project I have built is going to be run. I get to see new places and meet new people, and then I get to solve their problems. The whole process is very gratifying.”

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  • GARRETT DAY
    GARRETT DAY
GARRETT DAY
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I really appreciate and like the great team atmosphere at Malisko. Plus interesting work keeps my days enjoyable.”

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  • KYLE MOORE
    KYLE MOORE
KYLE MOORE
SENIOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“Hands on, electrical design is one of the reasons I really love my job.”

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  • ANAND LAKSHMANAN
    ANAND LAKSHMANAN
ANAND LAKSHMANAN
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I really enjoy the new challenges we get to face in every project.”

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  • TAVO “THE TAVOLOGIST” DIAZ-GRANADOS
    TAVO “THE TAVOLOGIST” DIAZ-GRANADOS
TAVO DIAZ-GRANADOS
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I really like that I have the opportunity to work on/with a wide variety things – PLCs, RDBs, HMIs, various kinds of programming, software and hardware.”

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  • TIM GARNETT
    TIM GARNETT
TIM GARNETT
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I really enjoy the opportunities to really dig in and design something from the ground up, or contribute significantly to the essence of a new process going into a factory.”

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  • PHIL SALWASSER
    PHIL SALWASSER
PHIL SALWASSER
NETWORK AND INFORMATION SPECIALIST

“I love working as a member of the creative and intelligent team at Malisko on industry-leading projects and solutions.”

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  • DAN DENNETT
    DAN DENNETT
DAN DENNETT
SENIOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“Working at Malisko has allowed me to work on different projects at different manufacturing facilities. I enjoy the variety as it breaks up the monotony of being stuck in an office and allows me to see various parts of the country.”

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  • CARL HILL
    CARL HILL
CARL HILL
SENIOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“My time at Malisko Engineering has been nothing but fantastic. It has afforded me opportunities I would have never imagined. I really enjoy the opportunity to design something completely on my own based on the needs of the client.”

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  • TIM THANNUM
    TIM THANNUM
TIM THANNUM
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I enjoy the challenges and the variety that come with my job. Every project is a puzzle which slowly forms a working system. The feeling you get with leaving a site with a working system is amazing. I also appreciate the laid back atmosphere and lack of hierarchy here at Malisko. Everyone here has earned their keep.The directors are willing to step up and get their hands dirty. Everyone seems on the same page. ”

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  • ROBERT FENWICK
    ROBERT FENWICK
ROBERT FENWICK
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“My job at Malisko is great because I get the chance to design new inventive ways to solve customer needs. Plus, not doing the same thing day in and day out makes every day interesting.”

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  • AARON WELLS
    AARON WELLS
AARON WELLS
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“The work we do is important and meaningful. Every project has its own unique challenges to solve and it is fun implementing all of the technical features to achieve mutual success.

With the core competencies Malisko Engineering brings to the table, technical and professional growth opportunities are a given – there are opportunities to learn something new on a daily basis.

The Malisko team is like a Power Team – everyone brings something to the discussion, and we routinely find solutions to problems together.”

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  • JOHN MARTIN
    JOHN MARTIN
JOHN MARTIN
SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I enjoy being able to work on different projects and with different people all of the time. There’s nothing “static” about it. Everyday brings new challenges and things to work on.”

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  • KARL SCHAUWECKER
    KARL SCHAUWECKER
KARL SCHAUWECKER
SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I really enjoy watching a system start up and operate the way it was designed to whether it is a new control system or an upgraded one.”

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CO-FOUNDERS

CO-FOUNDERS

Steve Malyszko

Co-Founder, President & CEO

Nancy Lange

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

CLIENT RELATIONS

CLIENT RELATIONS

Tim Malyszko

Director of Strategic Development

Matthew Roberts

Automation Solutions Consultant

Dan Jacoby

AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS CONSULTANT

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Dan Malyszko

Director of Operations – Denver / Lead Engineer

James “Jim” Gauch

Director of Operations – Wisconsin

Steve Schneebeli

Director of Engineering/IT

Steve Hutchens

Director of Integration

Matt Scott

Director of Mentorship & Lead Systems Integrator

ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS

ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS

Mary Bergjans

Director of Human Resources & Administration

Carrie Sackmann

Accountant & Office Manager

Lauren Bostrom

Marketing & Communications Leader

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

BRIETTA MCCLELLAND

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Life is and will ever remain an equation incapable of solution, but it contains certain known factors.” — Nikola Tesla

Driven by her love for math and science, Brietta obtained an Associate of Science Degree from Kaskaskia College and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Her passion to continuously learn while making significant positive impacts to projects makes Brietta a great addition to the team. Brietta is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Personal Passion
She is passionate about getting girls into the STEM field. She wants to use her experiences to show girls what the possibilities of being a female in STEM are.

Biggest Accomplishment
Graduating with honor Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

BEN MEISE

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” – John Muir

Growing up watching the TV show “How It’s Made”, Ben developed an interest in automation. After graduating from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical and Biological Engineering and a minor in Environmental Engineering, Ben jumped right in to a career in process control and automation. Passionate about elegant and easy-to-read code and developing screens that address client’s everyday issues, he enjoys each unique project and system he works on.

Personal Passion
Developing meaningful relationships and being as reliable as possible.

Dream Job
Programming apps and building computers.

Interesting Fact
He’s an avid disc golfer. He tries to play 2 or 3 rounds a week solo, a weekly league match, and a few tournaments throughout the year. Every time he travels, he brings his discs and tries to play a new course.

JASON KAMPWERTH

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

After graduating from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville with a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Jason has spent 12+ years thriving as a team player with the number one goal being making the customer happy. He enjoys the challenges that come with the variety of projects and industries he works with.

Biggest Accomplishment
Graduating college.

BRIAN FEDISH

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Of the four dimensions, I could have spent my life being pushed inexorably forward through, I guess “time” isn’t the worst.” – Randall Munroe

After graduating from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Brian went on to obtain his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York – New Paltz. Customer satisfaction is his number one objective when working on projects. Brian understands working within the confines of schedules and budgets to meet client expectations.

Personal Passion
Learning.

Biggest Accomplishment
His graduate research thesis.

Hobbies
He’s a big fan of simplicity and he thinks that’s reflected in most of his interests and choices. He drives a 14-year-old jeep with manual everything. He likes rock climbing and running because they require minimal gear to go out and test yourself.

CARLOS ROSADO

SENIOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“Once you label me, you negate me.” – Søren Kierkegaard

Since graduating Cum Laude from Ranken Technical College, Carlos has spent nearly 10 years in the role of “experienced outsider” to present unique, yet smart solutions to address client’s needs. He appreciates tackling challenging problems and coming up with solutions that may be thought of as “outside the box”.

Biggest Accomplishment
Graduating college and beginning his career at Malisko Engineering.

Dream Job
Life coach.

Hobbies
Plays bass, guitar, and drums.

TOM LEE

CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Employee Since 2014

“See what’s on the end of everyone’s fork” – Burroughs

While attending University of Missouri – St. Louis pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Tom had the opportunity to work on a water purification project which introduced him to automation with PLCs. He enjoyed the project so much, he decided to pursue a career in automation. Tom enjoys the opportunity to learn and work with different technologies and processes.

Personal Passion
U.S. Politics.

Biggest Accomplishment
Being the first in his immediate family to graduate college.

Hobbies
Community involvement and meeting new people.

THADDEUS ANSON

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.” – Henry Ford

After receiving his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from University of Colorado – Boulder, Thaddeus went on to receive his Master’s Degree from University of Washington in Dynamics and Advanced Control Theory. He was introduced to industrial controls in his early career while working for an OEM building custom robotic machinery. Now working on industrial process control systems, Thaddeus enjoys working and learning in a constantly evolving industry where he can create novel solutions for each client’s needs.

Biggest Accomplishment
Completing his Master’s Degree.

Personal Passion
He is devoted to raising his family of two boys (and one dog). When time allows, he like to go to the mountains as much as possible where he likes hiking, fishing, and mountain biking.

KEVIN LONG

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” – Matthew 7:13-14

After obtaining an Associate Degree in Applies Electrical Technologies from Vatterott College, Kevin spent many years as a field installer for electrical control systems. He eventually moved to working with AutoCAD to assist with panel designs. Kevin enjoys visiting client locations and working hands-on directly with clients. His goal is always to provide a solution with limited mistakes.

Personal Passion
His daughter being more successful than himself.

Biggest Accomplishment
Large design for a Biopharmaceutical client. Worked on a team that built a double tank control system on a mobile gas rack with a high voltage panel. This included 3 panels on a cart with gas piping. All equipped with quick disconnects.

Surprisingly Good At
Figuring out how things work.

MARK ORR

SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

While growing up, Mark saw his Dad enjoy working with technology and systems. After graduating with a dual Associate Degree for Control System Technologies and Electrical Automation Technologies, Mark joined the Malisko team. He enjoys working on projects for clients from start to finish.

Personal Passion
Friends and family.

Biggest Accomplishment
Completing the Tough Mudder Marathon in 2016.

JOHN BRUEGGEMAN

SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” – Voltaire

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Ranken Technical College, John decided to pursue a career in programming. John’s goal with every project is to make the clients happy by providing programming code that works, and works well, with zero mistakes. Working onsite directly with clients is one of the aspects John likes most about his job. He genuinely works to put a smile on each client’s face by delivering great results.

Biggest Accomplishment
Turning his life around by finding a good school, a good career, and a great employer. All which led to personal growth, including getting married and becoming a father.

Hobbies
Hockey, Hunting/Conservation, and Fishing.

GARRETT DAY

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

As a fan of the TV Show “How It’s Made”, Garrett pursued a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. He also minored in Business and German. His main goal when working on projects is to exceed client expectations.

Biggest Accomplishment
Getting a job in the industry he was hoping for.

Personal Passion
Staying active and trying new things.

KYLE MOORE

SENIOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“If God is for us, then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, then what could stand against?”

With the desire to work with his hands, Kyle originally went to school to be an electrical lineman. The risk involved in that career, however, lead him to switch fields to electrical design. Having worked 11+ years providing the best quality work for customers, Kyle enjoys the opportunity to continue to work in a hands-on career, without the risk of “getting fried on poles”.

Personal Passion
Church, family, fitness, and the outdoors.

Dream Job
Farmer/Rancher.

Surprisingly Good At
Forgetting people’s names.

ANAND LAKSHMANAN

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” – Barak Obama

With both a Bachelors in Instrumentation Technology from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering and a Master of Science in Control Systems Engineering from Oklahoma State University, Anand’s career in automation design was a logical path. Anand’s ability to work with others at all levels of the plant, from operator to management, helps him deliver completed projects that exceeds the client’s expectations. Since graduating, Anand has also received his Project Management Professional certification and ISA’s Certified Automation Professional Associate certification.

Personal Passion
His family.

Biggest Accomplishment
He led and completed international projects exceeding 50-million USD.

TAVO “THE TAVOLOGIST” DIAZ-GRANADOS

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“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.

TIM GARNETT

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” – Doc Emmett Brown

A self-proclaimed “born engineer”, Tim completed his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at University of Missouri – Columbia. Tim has been efficient in problem solving, programming and designing systems for nearly 10 years. He enjoys both designing new systems from the ground up and working to improve existing systems. Tim’s goal for each project he works on is to deliver an end product that is very clear to understand for a first-time user, and for maintenance to troubleshoot in the future.

Personal Passion
Music and being a good daddy.

Biggest Accomplishment
Help kids with troubled family backgrounds.

Surprisingly Good At
Guessing what time it is without looking at a clock.

PHIL SALWASSER

NETWORK AND INFORMATION SPECIALIST

“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” – Zig Ziglar

Since graduating with honors from Chippewa Valley Technical College with an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology, Phil has been involved in many industry-leading projects bringing a range of technology solutions together to meet clients’ various needs. A Cisco Certified Networking Associate (and Eagle Scout), Phil takes pride in providing robust, reliable, and manageable network infrastructure, while demystifying network technology for clients.

Personal Passion
Reading and learning.

Surprisingly Good At
Cooking.

Interesting Fact
Earth Wind and Fire is the greatest band of all time.

DAN DENNETT

SENIOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

Employee Since 2005

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain

Dan immediately changed his major the day he witnessed a demo from the Computer Systems Technology Instructor at Ranken Technical College. The concept of programming and running an entire plant from a computer/PLC motivated him to complete his Associates Degree in Technology. Now with over 12 years working with control systems, Dan continues to enjoy the variety of projects and industries he works with. His goal is to exceed every client’s expectations with a dependable control system that meets their precise needs.

Personal Passion
Brewing Beer.

Biggest Accomplishment
The automated brewery in his garage.

CARL HILL

SENIOR SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” – Hunter S. Thompson

With nearly 10 years working in automation, Carl still works every day to design a system that will make a client say “wow”. After graduating from Ranken Technical College with a degree in Control Systems Technology, Carl went straight in to working with PLCs, HMIs, Industrial Networks and process design. He enjoys learning each client’s unique needs and designing a system to meet those needs.

Personal Passion
Friends and family.

Biggest Accomplishment
Being the first in his family to graduate from college.

TIM THANNUM

CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.” – C.S. Lewis

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Robotics from Washington University in St. Louis. Tim started his career in the Power Industry but quickly moved to control systems for its problem-solving challenges. Turning every project from a puzzle to a fully working system, while being flexible as the project develops, drives Tim in his work.

Personal Passion
God and family.

Dream Job
PC modding.

Interesting Fact
He was an All-Conference Guard in Football in College.

ROBERT FENWICK

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Never look down on someone unless you are helping them up.” – Jessie Jackson

After graduating from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Rob has spent the last 20+ years designing new, inventive ways to solve customer needs through system design. His day in and day out passion lies in making positive transformations with the highest quality.

Personal Passion
His family.

Dream Job
Inventor

Surprisingly Good At
Basketball and dancing.

AARON WELLS

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Get to the chopper!!” – Dutch Schaeffer, Predator

Aaron’s lifelong fascination with all aspects of computer and engineering design lead him to obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University. His passion for the field also shows in his certifications in Power Quality Energy Management and FactoryTalk Metrics from Rockwell Automation as well as his Control System Society Membership with IEEE. Aaron considers overcoming challenging customer situations involving modernizing legacy systems a huge accomplishment time and time again.

Personal Passion
Learning, music, and traveling abroad.

JOHN MARTIN

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.” – Dale Carnegie

With a life-long interest in manufacturing and learning how things are made, John pursued an Associate’s Degree in Electromechanical Technology. His education directly translated in to a career in engineering and design, instrumentation, automation controls and PLC/HMI programming. John enjoys solving client issues by deeply analyzing hardware, software, or technology to then demonstrate its capabilities to the client.

Personal Passion
Improving himself every day both personally and professionally so that he can be a better member of the Malisko team and so that he can be my best for his friends and family.

Dream Job
Figuring out how things work.

Biggest Accomplishment
Completing four concurrent projects that were to be completed during a client’s plant shutdown on time.

KARL SCHAUWECKER

SENIOR SYSTEMS ENGINEER

“I reject your reality and substitute my own” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

With a lifetime interest in electricity and over 30 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, Karl consistently puts the client’s needs first when working on a project. His goal, day in and day out, is to make sure the customer gets a system that he would like to have and maintain if he were in their shoes.

Personal Passion
His children’s sports.