KLA Inc was incorporated in 2006 as a Distributor/Representative Agency focused on selling Electrical and Automation equipment to Distributors, Contractors, Commercial and Industrial facilities, OEM’s, Utilities and Municipal customers. Our sales coverage includes the Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. KLA works closely with our Manufacturers to represent them in Western Canada both from a marketing and a technical support perspective.
We are headquartered in Port Coquitlam B.C. in a 4300sq. ft. office complex near the Trans Canada Highway and within a thirty-minute drive to Vancouver International Airport.
Founder and Company President: Keith Lien
Keith Lien started his career in the electrical industry at the entry level position of customer service with Canadian General Electric in 1973. During his 17 years with GE and Gescan the company provided many technical and business courses and Keith holds numerous diplomas and certifications in Business and Marketing Management as well as Lighting, Electrical and Automation Controls. In addition Keith holds Sales Training and Management Training, Instructor Certifications from Delaine Consulting and Learning International. Further relevant experience includes ten years in senior management positions with Westburne Electric-Rexel Group, a past member of several Rockwell Automation advisory boards in the USA. Keith spent five years as head of business development at Hinz Automation, this position provided Keith with an opportunity to experience the engineering side of the electrical and automation business before starting the KLA Company in 2006.Keith provides consulting services for distributors and large Industrial customers, launching new products, strategic planning, channel management, supply chain management and the creation of an Automation Training program for distributors and users.
KLA has formed an alliance with several independent industrial agents in North America; these agencies are similarly focused on Vertical markets and product lines.