"Thinking outside the box"

Who We Are

Larry Desjardin is the founder of Modular Methods LLC. Larry is widely recognized as the foremost independent expert in the modular instrumentation industry, and has a rich background in business, management, and technology in the test and measurement market.


Larry joined Hewlett Packard (now Agilent Technologies) in 1977 as an R&D Engineer, and received two patents for new measurement techniques. During his noteworthy 34-year career with the company, Larry has held various management roles in R&D, Marketing, Finance, Strategic Planning, and General Management.


As an R&D Manager, Larry received the John Fluke Sr. Memorial Award in recognition of his contribution to the creation of the VXIbus. While leading HP’s technical and product efforts with VXI, he spearheaded the creation of the VXIbus Consortium, which became the model for nearly all subsequent industry standards in test and measurement.


Larry’s product line experience has spanned from precision DC to lightwave measurements, from RF/microwave to digital protocols, and from hardware to enterprise software. Highlights include:


  • Strategic Planning Manager for the Electronic Measurement Group, encompassing all Agilent electronic measurement segments. He has facilitated and authored strategic plans at the Division, Business Unit and Group levels.
  • M&A. Larry has executed two acquisitions, and participated in numerous merger, acquisition and divestiture investigations and projects.
  • R&D Manager for Network Solutions Division. Larry managed Agilent’s largest software engineering operation of over 500 engineers across 7 countries.


His most recent duties included General Manager of Agilent's Modular Product Operation. He led Agilent’s massive launch of 48 PXI and AXIe modular products in September 2010. It remains the largest single introduction of modular products in the history of HP/Agilent, and claimed by others as the largest ever in the history of the industry.


During this time, Larry also helped create the AXIe standard, and served two years as Chairman of the Board of the AXIe Consortium.


Larry announced his retirement from Agilent Technologies in June 2011, and transitioned his duties over the next several months.


Larry founded Modular Methods LLC in November 2011. He now brings his rich experience, expertise and insight to accelerate the adoption of modular instruments and maximize the success of our clients in the modular instrumentation industry.