The Parallel Tech Blog


Parallel Holiday Party 2018

This year Parallel celebrated the holidays together at Top Golf, which recently arrived to the Twin Cities. This unique event, hosted by the Culture Committee, gave employees a chance to try their hand at a driving range. The object of the game was to hit your ball out onto various targets on the green (each worth a different amount of points). It was a fun and cozy experience with great places for employees to visit with one another and later we enjoyed a delicious dinner in one of the event rooms.… Continue Reading

Chris Reyes Earns Master Electrician

Chris Reyes, Electrical Engineer at Parallel Technologies has recently earned the title of Certified Master Electrician. After studying and passing the Master Electrician’s Class A certification test, he was awarded with the title on November 27th, 2018. Chris answered some questions for us about what this means to him as well as what this means for all of us at Parallel!


Q: What does this mean for your career and for Parallel as a whole?

A: This gives me the ability to start submitting electrical designs for our projects in Minnesota.… Continue Reading

Ugly Holiday Sweater Competition 2018

LuAnn Engelhardt, Chris Reyes, John Ray, Tom Cannon, Norm Spear, Josh Klein, Katie Bensen, Elisabeth Kyro, Chantel Folden, and Jeff Jungers

This year in keeping with Parallel tradition, the Culture Committee hosted an Ugly Holiday Sweater Competition with the trophy being bestowed upon Norm Spear, Director of Building Infrastructure. The competition was quite heated and many spectacularly ugly ensembles graced the floor this year, but the deciding factor was some humble detailing on the back of Norm’s sweater. As always, there were many laughs and a great amount of holiday cheer enjoyed by all!… Continue Reading

Siemens Recognizes Parallel

During its first year as a Siemens Solution Certification Partner, Parallel was recognized (and rewarded) for significantly exceeding its 2018 sales goal. Chris McPartland, General Manager of Building Automation and Jay Stark represented at the Siemens’ annual Diamond Trip to St. Kitts in early December. Parallel was one of 14 partner companies that were invited to event. Check out the photos from the trip below!… Continue Reading

Parallel Collaboration with Local Students

In 2018, Parallel Technologies and Jay Stark from the Omaha branch of our Building Automation department collaborated with students from the University of Nebraska – Omaha (UNO) and King Science Middle School to build a food computer. The open source project is a scalable automated greenhouse that is designed to grow

Through this unique project, UNO students in Dr. Sachin Pawaskar’s graduate capstone class in Management Information Systems had a hands-on opportunity to develop an IoT project while exposing the middle-school students to a new field in STEM that could spark their interest.… Continue Reading

Bonde Presents at Government IT Symposium


Parallel’s Mark Bonde addressed the “Future of Video Surveillance” at the recent Government IT Symposium. Mark spoke before a full room on the technology advances, the uses and applications for these technologies. His presentation highlighted how organizations are utilizing surveillance video to strengthen security.

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Employee Appreciation Month, Omaha Nebraska

It’s that time of year again, where we spend the entire month celebrating our employees! For every week in September, Parallel employees (Omaha Nebraska) were treated to fun activities throughout the month, including gourmet cupcakes, a virtual reality event, BBQ and potluck , and Mad Cow paint-balling!
Thank you Omaha team for your dedication, and for all of the hard work that you’ve displayed throughout the year!… Continue Reading

Chili Cook-Off 2018

October – the month of fall foliage, pumpkin spice lattes, apple picking and of course…chili. For Parallel employees,  the annual chili cook-off isn’t taken lightly, and is one of the most cherished events of the year. Each business unit teams up to try to create the best chili in town, along with the most eye catching decorations. We bring in “professional” judges to taste each chili and score each pot based on execution, appearance, and taste. Although all of the chili’s were incredibly delectable, the chili trophy goes to team “Hog-n-Cows” for their award winning recipe!… Continue Reading

Parallel Technologies Open House 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended!

It was another great year of celebrating our customers, partners and employees! The Parallel Technologies open house was a huge success, with over 200 people in attendance. The afternoon began with learning sessions (from our subject matter experts) and ended with delicious appetizers, music from an award winning DJ, and treats made for over indulging!… Continue Reading

Parallel Technologies Names Tom Herr Vice President of Sales

Parallel Technologies, an industry-leading reliable data center and intelligent building solutions company, has promoted Tom Herr to Vice President of Sales. An elevation of his previous role as Director of Strategic Accounts, Herr  now has responsibility for the growth of the company’s Intelligent Building and Data Center business units and is charged with ensuring that the sales team continues to bring new and innovative solutions to its customers.

“Tom’s impact on the company and our internal sales process has been integral to our growth over the past five years,” said Parallel Technologies CEO and President, Dale Klein.… Continue Reading