About SPK and Associates

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SPK and Associates (SPK) teams have spent the last 20 years applying information technology solutions for the benefit of engineering and manufacturing companies.

Founders Steven Kling and Christine McHale started SPK in 1997 with Steven bringing to the company his passion for business strategy, customer support, and quality, and Christine adding her passion for technical delivery and systems thinking.  Both founders had honed their skills and ideas while at Hewlett Packard where they had worked for many years in the Professional Services Organization.

In 1998, a client approached SPK asking for help in improving their engineering MCAD systems network.  Despite having limited experience with engineering applications, SPK undertook the challenge and not only met the requirements, but expanded its portfolio of services for engineering over the next 18 years.  That client is still working with SPK because of its uncompromising approach to quality and client satisfaction.

Since then, SPK has been entirely focused on the specialized technology needs of product and software development organizations. Today, SPK also participates inside the product development effort, bringing information technology expertise into product teams to help develop connected, IoT enabled products.

SPK does not provide cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all engineering IT solutions. SPK’s R&D  experience “from the ground up” allows it to tailor its tech services to meet client needs. The end result is faster product release schedules, improved products, and better product quality.

SPK does not work outside of your team. They work for and inside your team, freeing them from mundane, repetitive and distracting tasks. This lets them do what they do best — design and build better products.

SPK is passionate about donating a portion of its profits to both local and international charity projects. Each quarter a specific project of interest is chosen and funded out of the profits of SPK.