Meet Udo

Udo Jahn, General Manager

If you've met Udo, seen him speak at an event, or read his blog posts, you know him as a very passionate and opinionated business leader. Udo's entire working life has been spent in the manufacturing sector and he knows it inside and out. As Modern Engineering's General Manager since 1986, Udo has made Modern stand out amongst its competitors for not only the accuracy and consistency of our sawguides and CNC machining capabilities, but also for investing in skills development, innovation, automation and sheer production power. Modern Engineering is now one of the largest CNC milling operations on the west coast.

Udo passionately believes that the future of manufacturing in Canada relies on automation instead of outsourcing, which unfortunately many other companies have turned to over the past few decades. Udo believes in educating our young workforce today in order to preserve the machining knowledge that currently exists in our country and to ensure that Canada has a strong foundation of manufacturing industry leaders for the future.

In his spare time, Udo is known as an expert of delicious and budget-friendly wine — dare he say, "cheap wine". He also enjoys global travel and staying engaged in current events in the Canadian manufacturing industry.

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Complete Project Management and Quality Control

Our role is not limited to simply receiving and fulfilling orders. Instead we work with our clients throughout each project from beginning to end. We have found that continuous communication and long term relationships are the best solutions for success. In addition, our dedication to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management gives us the ability to create unparalleled machined components consistently in our machine shop.