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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

Welcome to Parallel: Amy Mitchell

Name: Amy Mitchell
Department: Building Infrastructure
Job Title: National Project Coordinator
Three Interesting Facts about yourself:
• From New Mexico ( 20 minutes from Mexican border)
• Loves insanely hot / spicy food
• Likes to skydive
Parallel Technologies Event that you are most looking forward to: Any Holiday event

“I’m super thrilled to be part of the Parallel team. When I was job searching, I made a list of all of the qualities my ideal workplace would have, and Parallel fits perfectly.… Continue Reading

DAS Event at LTD Brewery


On August 9th, Parallel Technologies hosted an event surrounding DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems). Attendees enjoyed beer and pizza at LTD Brewery in Hopkins, while Parallel and Commscope’s subject matter experts discussed topics such as emergency cell signals, private and public safety, and signals critical to productivity.


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Welcome to Parallel Thomas Cannon!

Name: Tom Cannon

Department: Building Infrastructure

Job Title: National Project Manager

Brief Position Description: Manage projects for our national clients

Three Interesting Facts about yourself:

  • My favorite hobby is: Golf
  • I have a 4 year old daughter, Harper
  • Hidden Talent: Playing Guitar

Parallel Technologies Event that you are most looking forward to: The Christmas Party!

“I’m very excited that my background has lead me to Parallel. Everyone has been quick to introduce themselves and very friendly, making it very evident that it’s a team atmosphere and I can’t wait to dive in.”


Welcome to the team Thomas, we’re lucky to have you!… Continue Reading

Employee Appreciation Month 2018 – MN Office

It’s that time of year again, where we spend the entire month celebrating our employees! For every week in August, Parallel employees were treated to fun activities throughout the month, including gourmet bagels, a treasure hunt, cupcakes and coffee, trivia “night”, and an ice cream social! Management and Culture Committee wanted to express their gratitude for the dedication and hard work that each employee has shown throughout the year!… Continue Reading

Duane Johnson Retires After 11 Years at Parallel Technologies

Congratulations Duane Johnson!

After 11 years with Parallel Technologies (2007-2018), Duane Johnson is leaving us to enjoy his next chapter in life – retirement. Duane started with Parallel as an on-site data center technician at one of our largest data center accounts in Brooklyn Park. As our company expanded, so did Duane’s skill set. After several years of focusing on Data Center projects, Duane began working on elaborate cabling and security jobs, specializing in schools. Duane was known for being organized, calm and collected, making it easy to manage the many projects he was involved in.… Continue Reading