Who Is Lab651

We lead innovative work that radically changes people's lives

Our Mission

We help companies decrease costs, open new revenue streams, and improve the quality of life. By developing devices and software that generate and manage data, we make new things possible.

Our Core Values

Do the Right Thing

While the word “right” is subjective, we believe that inherently there’s a common set of choices that one can make in how they behave ethically and morally.

Collaborate

Teamwork is key at Lab651. We won't solve the problems of tomorrow without working together, respecting each other's views and collaborating to find the best solutions.

Own It

Your co-workers, our customers and the founders of Lab651 count on you to do the best job you can. This involves admitting success and sometimes failure.

Always Learning

We want people who are inherently inquisitive and want to learn on our team. Jobs are boring if you are not growing, learning and becoming better at what you do.

Customer First

Our reputation and experience are one of the key differentiators at Lab651. Keeping the best interests of our customers in mind and their needs first are critical to staying in business and allows us to continue to be successful.

Meet The Team

Each of our co-founders has been in the business of developing connected devices and systems for more than 20 years. With this experience under our belts, our team can drive to a solution with minimal iterations. We know what works and what doesn't.

 

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Justin Grammens | Co-Founder

Justin leads our team of mobile & web application and data science engineers. Justin lives at the intersection of emerging technology and leading communities on the Internet of Things. He has been building mobile applications and cloud-based software solutions for more than 20 years with clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Justin is a Co-founder of IoT Fuse, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to position Minnesota as a leader in connected products and is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas teaching a graduate-level course on the Internet of Things.

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Troy Pongratz | Co-Founder

Troy leads our product design team at Lab651. He has been involved in product design for more than 20 years in industries such as medical, consumer, and industrial products. His work has yielded multiple patents. An experienced consultant with both large and small companies, Troy brings a team approach to designing products and integrating new products in multiple disciplines. Troy and his team consider it their personal responsibility to support a product design from beginning to end to ensure its success in the marketplace.

Breon Nagy<br/>
Software Team Lead
Breon Nagy
Software Team Lead
Chad Rosenow<br/>
Operations
Chad Rosenow
Operations
David Solberg<br/>
Software Engineer
David Solberg
Software Engineer
Emily Bruss <br/>
Digital Marketing
Emily Bruss
Digital Marketing
Glyde Burdick<br/>
Software Engineer
Glyde Burdick
Software Engineer
Jake Berendes<br/>
UI/UX Designer
Jake Berendes
UI/UX Designer
Martin Grider <br/>
Software Engineer
Martin Grider
Software Engineer
Mike Novi<br/>
Software Architect <br/>
& Data Scientist
Mike Novi
Software Architect
& Data Scientist
Nathan Salazar<br/>
Software Engineer
Nathan Salazar
Software Engineer
Robert Waddell<br/>
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Robert Waddell
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Ryan Inman <br/>
Software Engineer
Ryan Inman
Software Engineer
Sean Casserly <br/>
Software Engineer
Sean Casserly
Software Engineer
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Our Partners

Amy Tweet <br/>
InStereo
Amy Tweet
InStereo
Bill Galfano <br/>
InStereo
Bill Galfano
InStereo
Joe Schneider <br/>
Dojo Five
Joe Schneider
Dojo Five
Nick Tietz <br/>
The Sota Enterprises
Nick Tietz
The Sota Enterprises
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Lab651 Alumni

Anna Heithoff<br/>
Mechanical Engineer
Anna Heithoff
Mechanical Engineer
Randy Casper<br/>
Lead Electrical Engineer
Randy Casper
Lead Electrical Engineer
Toua Vang<br/>
Computer Engineer
Toua Vang
Computer Engineer
Annie Tomassoni<br/>
Software Engineer
Annie Tomassoni
Software Engineer
Marty Pribula<br/>
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Marty Pribula
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Chris Olsen<br/>
Software Engineer
Chris Olsen
Software Engineer
David Vandekieft<br/>
VP, Technical Sales
David Vandekieft
VP, Technical Sales
Curt Black<br/>
Lead Embedded Engineer
Curt Black
Lead Embedded Engineer
Ryan Abrahamson<br/>
EE Team Lead
Ryan Abrahamson
EE Team Lead

Lab651 Has the Team & Experience to Deliver Results