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!)

CARRIE LEINICKE


"Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics; I can assure you that mine are still greater" - Albert Einstein

Numbers have always come easy for Carrie. With her natural ability and interest in numbers, Carrie achieved her Master of Science in Accounting from Fontbonne University and then her Master of Business Administration from Webster University. Joining the Malisko Team in 2019, Carrie is very customer service focused and being committed to finding answers for clients. She's passionate about providing accurate financials and forecasting to support high-level business decisions and strategy.

Personal Passion
Being outdoors as often as her schedule allows.

Hobbies
Camping/Traveling with her Siberian Husky, Sailing at Carlyle Lake, and antiquing mid-century/art-deco items.

DAN HARDER




TBD

Personal Passion
TBD

Hobbies
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CASE STUDY

MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR RELIES ON SI FOR COMPLETE CONTROLS EXPERTISE FOR PHARMA-GRADE HPW SKID

Objective

The deliverables of a mechanical contractor on a greenfield Research & Development pharmaceutical facility included supplying a skidded system to provide hot purified water (HPW). The contractor needed the electrical, controls and Human Machine Interface (HMI) of the system to be specified, designed, documented, procured, programmed, tested and validated. The contractor knew Malisko had the process experience and domain expertise with validated HPW systems. The contractor relied on Malisko to be its partner to deliver a robust automated HPW system to the end-user.

CHALLENGE

Several challenges had to be addressed during the project –

  • Mechanical Contractor had no prior experience with providing validated HPW skids.
  • The entire HPW skid along with the controls needed to physically fit within a small area.
  • The only documentation provided was a P&ID. Despite limited technical information, Malisko Technical Resources knew what topics to cover and how the control system should be designed.
  • No guidance or preference given on details by the end user.
  • Project schedule encountered numerous delays due to issues with the building construction. Malisko, however, kept its key resources engaged with the project during these delays in order to assure a high probability of delivering a quality solution as expected.

SOLUTION

Using Malisko’s past experiences on validated HPW systems, the project team –

  • Leveraged industry specific knowledge of larger Pharmaceutical PW systems to overcome lack of process descriptions or system requirements.
  • Designed Electrical Controls for Clean Room Installation.
  • Specified and procured controls hardware including PAC, HMI, instrumentation and valves.
  • Designed a simple yet powerful control platform using Rockwell CompactLogix PAC with onboard IO.
  • Programmed robust process control and monitoring system.
  • Developed intuitive HMI using Rockwell Panelview Plus 7 1000.
  • Specified lightly managed ethernet switch to support communications among PAC, valves, HMI and Plant Network.
  • Created checkout documentation to validate system installation and functionality.
  • Off-site FAT was performed against the IQ and OQ validation documents.
  • Provided onsite commissioning resource to test system and train operations on the system.
  • Provided onsite validation resource to help create documented evidence that the control system met operational and functional requirements as specified.

Results

Malisko helped deliver a working, validated HPW system that was “First Time Right”, on time and within budget.

  • Minimal adjustments to loop tuning or set points were needed.
  • System was commissioned and validated in one (1) day as a result of Malisko’s practice of extensively off-site testing prior to installation.
  • System was able to deliver above and beyond what the customer expected due to Malisko having knowledge of these types of systems from past project work.

Malisko is familiar with the pharmaceutical industry: Malisko Engineering has performed extensive work with Water Systems in the Pharma industry. This includes Water Makeup, Water Distribution, Loop SIP (Steam in Place). Proper monitoring of water quality is of extra high importance in this industry so conductivity, TOC (Total Organic Carbons), and Temperature Monitoring is critical. This system feedback must be used to assure that only quality water is delivered throughout the process.

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