Parallel Technologies Taps Matt Schwartz to Lead New Emerging Business Unit

November 16, 2018

Creation of new business unit signals company’s commitment to leading clients through complex integration projects

MINNEAPOLIS – November 16, 2018 – Parallel Technologies, an industry-leading reliable data center and intelligent building solutions company, has promoted Matt Schwartz to Director of Technology & Engineering. In his new role at Parallel Technologies, Schwartz will lead the company’s new Emerging Business unit which focuses on the integration of building technology platforms including distributed antenna systems (DAS), network infrastructure, physical security, building automation, and energy management.

“Our clients are continually looking for ways to improve safety and security, energy sustainability and building efficiencies through easy to use integrated building systems,” said Dale Klein, Parallel Technologies’ CEO and owner. “Typically building systems are implemented in silos with little thought given to overall objectives. With his background, Matt is the perfect person to lead this new group and expand Parallel’s integration capabilities.”

As leader of the new business unit, Schwartz will oversee the technology and engineering consulting services including network, mechanical & electrical engineering, DAS and physical security. An integral part of the new business unit is the integrated design and delivery of Master System Integrator (MSI) services.

“The real impact from building technology comes when the systems communicate and collaborate,” said Schwartz. “Core to the new business unit, is a focus on working directly with building owners to ensure critical information will be accessible and usable to all building technology platforms.  The goal is to facilitate integration, aggregation, and communication of the building systems to meet the requirements of the building owner.”

Since joining Parallel Technologies in 2013 as Lead Integration Engineer, Schwartz has provided design and build services for data centers and other building infrastructure spaces. Previously, Schwartz was owner of Zephyr Controls, where he contracted, designed, installed and serviced technology infrastructure for commercial and residential buildings

Earlier in his career, he worked as a research associate at the University of New Mexico in the Robotics Lab and was an engineer with Hypertect, which specializes in HVAC for data centers. He holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a masters degree in mechanical engineering from University of New Mexico.

He lives with his wife and children in St. Anthony, Minn.


About Parallel Technologies

An industry-leading reliable data center and intelligent building solutions company, Parallel Technologies helps clients define their needs and delivers results through superior engineering and technology. Founded in 1983, Parallel Technologies’ evolution reflects is commitment to implementing technology to advance its clients’ business. Named to the Star Tribune’s list of the “Top Workplaces in Minnesota” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Parallel Technologies also received recognition from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as a “Fast 50 Growing Private Companies” in 2007, 2013 and 2015. The privately-held company has 150 employees and is headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minn. with an office in Omaha, Neb.