Facilitating communication and collaboration with
the latest technology.
HAPKLA Laboratories has recently completed a complete data cabling upgrade for Health Alliance Plan’s new facility in Troy Michigan. The project consisted of new Cat-6 cable to all five floors totaling over 3200 ports. Additionally, KLA was asked to design and install new video conferencing capabilities in several conference rooms utilizing state-of-the-art systems by QSC.
KLA continues to support HAP with additional audio / visual requirements as well as all move-add-change requirements for their network and other communications needs.
Senior Manager of A/V Solutions & Event Production
John Gazette“KLA Is where passion meets innovation to create something special.”
John was raised in West Bloomfield and Novi and then went on to school at Michigan State University. He started working at KLA as an intern between his junior and senior year of college. He then graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications. After graduation, John started working with KLA and is now Senior Manager of the AV Solutions Group. The group has received multiple awards from Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine as part of their “Best of” awards for their AV and Event Production work.
John is the official Game Day DJ for the Detroit Lions! He has a passion for music; he enjoys playing, mixing, and experiencing live entertainment and concerts. His other interests include snowboarding, golf, hockey, and traveling.
A/V Solutions Consultant
Neil Sever“Our clients become believers.”
From presidents, pop stars and the pope, to music festivals with 100,000 fans and keynote addresses with 100 guests, Neil Sever’s passion is achieving audio perfection that presents clients at their best. As events production manager and front of house (FOH) engineer at KLA Laboratories since 2005, Neil and KLA’s experienced production staff work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that the intricate audio/visual systems they rent, design and implement for events run smoothly. Equally valuable to clients is the preparation, grace under pressure and immense skill exhibited by Neil and his team when inevitable glitches do occur, which are assessed and corrected immediately.
Neil, who was associated with KLA for 10 years prior to joining the company, has grown the department by over 500% in the past 11 years. He also works closely with KLA’s other divisions to implement innovative wireless solutions and systems to enhance the event experience for attendees.
Since the age of three when he starting playing drums and piano, Neil’s first love has always been music. Both on and off the road, he has installed PA systems, mixed sound for internationally-renowned artists and performed in a band since his teens.
A/V Solutions & Event Production Supervisor
Andy Barker“There are no problems, just solutions.”
Andy was raised in Flat Rock, Michigan, where his audio career began in 1995 while working with his dad during high school. After high school, he attended Western Michigan University. While in college, he was the head Sound Engineer for the Jazz Department and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Management. After college, he worked for several A/V companies as a freelancer before joining another A/V company as their Rental Manager for 12 years.
Andy had worked with KLA Laboratories before and knew several employees in the A/V Group. He had previously been sub-contracted by KLA for the Detroit Music Awards as the Lighting Director. He made KLA his new home in 2018 and is the A/V Solutions & Event Production Supervisor. He oversees the A/V and Event Production technicians, is responsible for all lighting projects, and assists with installation designs for audio, video, and lighting. He has his level 1 and 2 certifications with QSC Q-SYS and Dante.
Andy enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, woodworking, and photography. He is always excited to tell people about KLA and their 91-year history.
We provide innovative solutions from design to installation for all A/V offerings. We can provide seamless integration of any A/V system into your existing IT network.
We can accommodate your audio/video needs with the latest technology including:
- Voice Paging Systems
- Background and Foreground Music Systems
- Digital Signage
- Media Players
- Video Projectors
- Presentation Screens
- Display Monitors
- Video Walls
- LED Panels
- Live Streaming and Broadcasting
Video Conferencing Solutions
We design and install video conferencing solutions, including HPTV and IPTV for a variety of industries. We provide total turnkey systems that accommodate your specific needs. Our solutions include Cisco and Lifesize. We also offer IP video surveillance systems and CCTV systems for production monitoring and security purposes, as well as card access systems.