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. But more importantly, his presence and customer-focused perspective has elevated those who work with him. As Vice President of Sales, he continues to help the company reach new heights. I can think of no one better suited to take on this role.”

Since joining Parallel Technologies in 2008 as a Senior Account Executive, Herr has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility. Over the years, he has consistently demonstrated his ability to develop trusted relationships with clients, partners and colleagues and deliver upon the company’s core values of exceeding client expectations and adding value to each engagement. Most recently, as Director Strategic Accounts, Herr was instrumental in leading the sales strategy and developing a cross-business unit methodology to ensure the company was providing the best value for its best customers.

“First as a Senior Account Executive then as Sales Manager and most recently as Director of Strategic Accounts, Tom’s accomplishments are a direct result of an unparalleled work ethic and unwavering focus on the customer’s objectives,” said Klein. “He lives by the creed, ‘help your customers be successful by providing value to earn a trusted partner relationship.’ And that is what makes him such a great asset to Parallel and our customers.”

Herr earned his undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. While there, he began his technology career as an IT Specialist. Following graduation, he worked as an Account Executive for World Data Products.

Herr resides in Mound, Minn. with his wife Michelle and their son.