OP Machine is the ideal source for your prototyping, short-run, and high volume orders, with the capacity and knowledge to manage projects every step of the way.

Team OP Machine

Collectively the team has over 100 years of diverse experience with each team member bringing a different set of strengths to ensure our customers have a positive experience working with OP Machine. We maintain a positive, productive and safe work environment that is key to providing our customers with the best quality and service

Otto Baumgaertner

Having received his Master Machine Builder and Master Welder certification in Germany before immigrating to Canada in 1981, Otto has over 40 years of experience in CNC machining, metal working, and fabrication.  His tremendous passion and integrity are infectious to the OP Machine team and are a driving force that help deliver your parts on time and on specification.

How Otto can help you:

  • Help designing prototypes and product development
  • Troubleshoot design deficiencies
  • Suggest design simplification for cost control purposes
  • Ensure our shop is continually improving efficiencies to pass along those savings to customers


Otto has an exceptional attention to detail and is excellent at finding solutions to problems relating to product development/design as well as the manufacturing/production process.  As with the rest of the OP Machine team, Otto will ensure you are satisfied.

To reach Otto please call 250-765-1611

Ben Patterson

A journeyman machinist since 2000, Ben’s machining, programming and management knowledge makes him an ideal person to run the shop floor for OP Machine.  His diverse experience across industries and product lines from prototypes to full scale production gives our customers a great knowledge base to draw from as well as assurances their parts are being manufactured in a cost effective manner.

How Ben helps you:

  • Ensures efficient and proper production of your parts
  • Gets you a free quote
  • Identifies part deficiencies prior to production
  • Sources high quality outside parts customers may require as part of a larger product requiring assembly
  • Can give reliable estimates for delivery date of your parts


Ben is a critical part of OPM’s process to ensure we are using our time and resources effectively so that ultimately, your costs are kept as low as possible.  From sourcing parts and raw materials through to managing the manufacturing and/or assembly process for your parts, Ben will make sure you get what you need, when you need it.

Jeff Janzen, CFA

Jeff is a Chartered Financial Analyst (2006) with over 16 years experience in financial, management, and analytical roles.  Jeff looks after the business and administrative side of OP Machine and ensures the company is on track to meet customer demands.

Jeff can help you:

  • Make financing or capital project decisions
  • With Microsoft Excel
  • With project economics and risk assessment to/for your business
  • General business advice and risk mitigation strategies for your company


Jeff is more than happy to help customers with budgeting, risk analysis, and general business or financing decisions if they need help.  We are positive that no other CNC machine company can offer these free services to their customers.

If you want to reach Jeff, please contact jeff@opmachine.com or call 236-361-4443

Erin Burkard

Erin is OP Machine’s Swiss Army Knife and likely your first point of contact.  From administrative duties to helping with quoting, packaging and shipping, and generally keeping the rest of the team in line, Erin is a key part of the team when it comes to keeping customers satisfied.

Erin will help you:

  • Obtain a free quote
  • Check on your order
  • Ensure all the proper documentation accompanies your order


You can reach Erin at opm@opmachine.com or call 250-765-1611

The Rest of the Team

The machinists at OP Machine are professional at what they do, providing customers with quality parts to their specifications consistently, reliably and on time.   They are the core of what we do and get a lot of satisfaction when a customer is pleased with their work.