Our Vision

Parallel Pipes will enable a world of linear physical product development

Industry Focused Approach

Parallel Pipes is founded on the belief that simulation-driven design accompanied with artificial intelligence is the backbone of an inevitable, transformational shift for industry. We believe that the time is right for AI to make a difference in product development, not as a buzzword, but a tangible way to accelerate learning and scope during development.


Meet our team

Stephen Karasek


Stephen recognized the consistent delays in the product development and identified the role AI can have in the simulation and design optimization processes.

His background includes twelve years of engineering experience in various sectors, including roles with MathWorks, Thoratec, and Draper Labs. His work focused on computational physics, machine learning, and process optimization.

Wallace Patterson

Head of Sales

Wallace has built and run sales been selling in the CAE space for nearly twenty years with big-names such as MakerBot, Stratasys, OmniQuest, Altair and nTopology. 

He is an experienced and driven B2B revenue leader with a deep knowledge of scaling, leading a team, partnership creation, and selling. Growing up working in the family small business taught him the challenges of running a business from the inside out, instilling an entrepreneurial mindset, a familiarity with design and manufacturing drivers, and the importance of understanding customers. The keys to success are honesty, integrity, hard work, and listening skills - all to solve customer needs.



Scott Harris

Scott has a track record of success in the CAD & CAE world, having co-founded both Solidworks and OnShape. After two successful exits with Dassault Systemès and PTC, he now teaches at Olin College of Engineering.

Jonathan Hiller

Jon most recently held the position of VP of Technology at PTC following the acquisition of his company, Frustum. Following his Ph.D. from Cornell University in Mechanical Engineering, Jon moved to the forefront of future design and validation tools.