METHOD’s design, engineering and manufacturing groups work together to consult clients and solve business-critical problems with sophisticated design capabilities. Our in-house teams have the deep-rooted expertise that allows us to see projects in their entirety, and deliver break-through solutions for the most complex problems. Our proven methodology helps us make the impossible, possible.
OUR HISTORY, FACILITY & MISSION STATEMENT
Since 1981 Method has built the reputation of being a trusted partner by successfully bringing customers' products to market. Whether it's the creation of point-of-sale displays, OEM or After Market products or the re-engineering of entire manufacturing processes, METHOD has worked tirelessly across a wide variety of industries to redefine what is possible. This consistent track record exists because the company has been partner-owned and operated since its inception.
METHOD operates from a modern manufacturing facility in Langley British Columbia, which in 2000 became certified to the ISO 9001 standard. We not only apply rigor to design and manufacturing but also offer creative services that leverage the latest technology and materials. The result is a modern company and a facility that works with designers and entrepreneurs to rethink how they create the WOW effect on their projects.
Our greatest asset is our people. METHOD’s team is dedicated to working together to stretch the capabilities of production and accomplish what no one else can.
Larrie Novak, President
“The reason for our success is our people and the way we treat customer projects as if they were our own,” says Larrie Novak reflecting on the nearly 34 years since METHOD started as a small plastic fabricating shop. He feels fortunate to work with so many talented people who understand we are at our best when design, engineering, and manufacturing are working together.
“My parents and grandparents were Canadian prairie pioneers and I learned at a very early age that being innovative and inventive was not a choice. That may be why I have so much admiration for the pace of invention today and how important product and industrial design have become in setting businesses apart. We all know that some of the worlds top brands today are also leaders in design.”
After studying Business Administration at Vancouver City College, Larrie spent his first 18 working years with a major oil company during a time when customer service was number one and the customer was always right. “Customer service was engrained into me back then and I’m still passionate in my belief that even if the customer is not right, it’s important to treat them right, and we do that at almost any cost.”
Believing in giving back Larrie spends a lot of his spare time volunteering for a variety of charitable community events. If there is any time left after that you will likely find him playing the piano or hitting the trails on one of his bicycles.
Carl Philibert, Vice President
Our Vice President studied Mechanical Engineering out east and came to BC for a short visit after graduation, he never left. Carl has been with METHOD since 1999, and now oversees all departments to inspire and motivate our team to be the best. He likes breaking boundaries, not fearful of trying new initiatives. This keeps METHOD moving ahead in the right direction. Carl likes not knowing what new project is coming in the door, so being a part of a creative team is definitely a highlight of being on the METHOD team. With his eye for detail, Carl always has METHOD’s main goals at the top of his list. You can find Carl sledding near Whistler in his spare time, or out riding trails on his bikes.
Patrick Westbroek, Account Manager
Patrick Westbroek started his career at METHOD over 10 years ago. Starting in Production, Patrick quickly moved into the Executive Administrator, and then into Account Manger role. Patrick is the friendly voice and face of this business when you have an idea or project. With a passion for continuous growth and customer service, Patrick’s role makes him a valuable asset to METHOD. Volunteering to assist the elderly is an activity Patrick does in his spare time, he also has two Great Dane “kids” to keep him on his toes, and trust me those pups are a handful!
Cristian Romo, Executive Administrator
Cristian Romo has a long history with METHOD that dates back to 1989. Originally from Santiago, Chile, Cristian moved to Canada when he was a young child. Since then he’s built a career with METHOD and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and four daughters. Cristian’s years of dedication in Logistics, Supervising, Health & Safety, First Aid, Payroll and Human Resources, reminds us every day that Cristian is a valuable member of the METHOD team. What excites Cristian the most about working at METHOD? He loves seeing the development of an idea into a physical product.
KJ Moon, Director, Industrial Design
Born in South Korea, KJ moved to Canada in her early 20’s. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and a Minor in Psychology from attending Carleton University in Ottawa. KJ joined the METHOD team in 2007. KJ loves how each project holds uniqueness about it, no two projects are alike, this keeps her out of the normal day to day routine of an office job. Her knack for organization, commitment and having a creative spirit makes her a perfect fit for the METHOD family. When KJ’s not working with clients to bring their idea to life, you can find her stretching her limits in yoga or visiting the mountains.
Jared Schmale, Industrial Designer
Taking a concept from a customer then seeing the look on their face when you present it to them, that’s what makes Jared passionate about being an Industrial Designer. Originally from the Okanagan, Jared’s education includes Mechanical Drafting from BCIT, a Fine Arts Diploma at OUBC and a degree in Industrial Design through Emily Carr. Although you can find him working in Method’s design department most of the time, Jared has jumped on board to provide project management for our EXO Building System. In the past Jared has had the opportunity to do what 99% of the male population dreams of; being a video game tester for Electronic Arts. Jared’s love for the mountains usually brings him camping or strapping on a snowboard in his spare time.
Greg O'Gorman, Estimator/Industrial Designer
Greg hails from Ireland. During a summer trip to BC in 2010 he loved the experience and what he saw so much that after college he returned to live here full time. Greg joined our team in 2015. If you don’t find Greg in the estimating and design department he is probably in the shop looking for the most cost effective and efficient method to turn your great idea into reality. When not at work, Greg enjoys sailing, wakeboarding and snowboarding. He also plays football, or soccer as we Canadians call it.
Joe Her, Production Supervisor
An 11 year veteran with our company, Joe began his Method career as a Shipper/Receiver and spent the majority of his time as a CNC technician/programmer and leadhand in production. More recently Joe was Method's Sales & Marketing Coordinator. He is excited to take on his new role as Production Supervisor. With his extensive knowledge of our company, its history and processes, Joe holds a diverse set of skills that will aid in propelling him through his new role. His motivation and dedication will be an asset as Production Supervisor, assuring all customer orders are ready on time and without flaws. When not in the office, Joe enjoys hunting, fishing, boating, snowboarding and playing various sports. He is also an avid musician and volunteers his time to a non-profit cultural preservation organization.”
Florin Bors, Production Scheduler
Florin has been with METHOD since 2010. He started in production but has moved into production scheduling. Florin came to us with an education in Mechanical Engineering. Since he has joined our team, Florin has been a big contribution. Florin enjoys working with people and coordinating the day to day operations. With experience in manufacturing and distribution, Florin has a knack for improving efficiency around METHOD. Originally from Romania, Florin came to Canada 7 years ago to be with his family. When he isn’t spending time with them in his spare time, Florin enjoys outdoor activities, gardening or renovating the house.