I was lucky enough to be able to visit the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Conference 2014 in Vancouver, B.C. last week. There were many great exhibitors expressing the theme of the conference, ‘Shifting Perspectives’. Kryton International Inc. was on display, as well as many other companies from the construction and architectural world.
While I was there, I was somewhat struck by the theme, Shifting Perspectives. Working in the concrete waterproofing business, I’ve noticed that shifting perspectives is some of the most arduous work, yet most important work occurring in societies and industries today. Many of those in attendance as exhibitors were looking towards the future of the architectural landscape with innovative products and ideas.
Kryton, for the past 41-years has been trying to shift the perspective in the concrete industry from traditional waterproofing products to embracing new, innovative technology that provides not only benefits to a project, but also the environment.
President & CEO of Kryton, Kari Yuers noted on CKNW980 last week that the shift hasn’t been easy, but continues to grow with persistence and project successes. Still, the shift from traditional approaches to the new approaches in the concrete waterproofing industry has been tough treading.
Henry Ford, the creator behind Ford Motor Company, was once asked why he didn’t ask people what they wanted in the Ford car, he simply replied, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Instead, he took the lead with an innovation that has shaped the world to what it is today by shifting perspectives.
Passion, Integrity and Expertise are all needed to break down the barriers and drive innovation in industry, something Kryton has used and experienced throughout the years. Moving forward with innovative ideas and fresh outlooks on traditional practice takes persistence; something Kari and Kryton has continued with in its 41-years of operation.