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, Founder
“The reason for our success is our people and the way we treat customer projects as if they were our own.” Larrie believed this and championed this belief every day at METHOD, from our start as a small plastic fabricating shop 34 years ago to what we have become today. As our founder, Larrie helped us remember that we are at our best when design, engineering and manufacturing are working closely 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.”
Larrie always put the customer first, and backed that up by instilling his values of innovation, inventiveness and integrity in every team member. While we sadly lost Larrie in the spring of 2017, we, his METHOD family, are committed to living Larrie’s values and honouring his legacy.
Carl Philibert, President
Our 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.
Annie Billing, General Manager
Annie re-joins METHOD after previously being our Operations Manager 10 years ago. She brings extensive experience in custom manufacturing and a knack for finding new value for the customer. She believes in redefining what is possible and that the best results come when design, engineering and manufacturing are working toward a single goal. Annie balances creative thinking with a logical and analytical flavour that challenges assumptions and seeks the best option for the customer while working to keep things entertaining and fun for her coworkers.
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.
Patrick Westbroek, Business Development
Patrick Westbroek started his career at METHOD over 20 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!
Kam Her, Production Manager
A 22 year veteran with our company, Kam began his METHOD career as a production worker, then CNC for 20 years and now currently our Production Manager. Kam oversees all aspects of production including manufacturing, scheduling, logistics and all general improvements. As a team leader, he gets to implement ideas and work closely with his fellow employees to constantly improve our processes. With his extensive knowledge of METHOD, its history and processes, Kam 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 Manager, assuring all customer orders are ready on time and without flaws. When not in the office, Kam enjoys hunting and the great outdoors. He is also an avid musician!
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.