About Us

We provide cost effective, best-in-class services to help you add sensors, connectivity and intelligence to your equipment.

Our Mission

We believe all companies need to modernize in order to survive. The data that is available to be collected from your products and customers is crucial to making better business decisions.

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.


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 Our 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.


Justin Grammens, Co-Founder, Our Team Lab651

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.

Troy Pongratz, Co-Founder, Our Team Lab651

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 responsibility to support a product design from beginning to end to ensure its success in the marketplace.

Amy Rimington <br/>
Office Manager
Amy Rimington
Office Manager
Breon Nagy, Our Team Lab651
Breon Nagy
Software Team Lead
Catherine Rice, Project Manager | Lab651
Catherine Rice
Project Manager
David Solberg, Our Team Lab651
David Solberg
Software Engineer
Emily Bruss, Our Team Lab651
Emily Bruss
Digital Marketing Strategist
Jake Berendes, Our Team Lab651
Jake Berendes
UI/UX Designer
Josef Mendez <br/>
Technical Project Manager
Josef Mendez
Technical Project Manager
Keith Wu, Employee
Keith Wu
Software Engineer
Martin Grider, Our Team Lab651
Martin Grider
Software Engineer
Michael DeLong <br/>
Director of Sales
Michael DeLong
Director of Sales
Nathan Salazar, Our Team Lab651
Nathan Salazar
Software Engineer
Nick Ashworth <br/>
Partner, Embedded Design
Nick Ashworth
Partner, Embedded Design
Robert Waddell, Our Team Lab651
Robert Waddell
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Ryan Inman, Our Team Lab651
Ryan Inman
Software Engineer
Sean Casserly, Our Team Lab651
Sean Casserly
Software Engineer
Todd Cochran <br/>
Software Architect
Todd Cochran
Software Architect

You know your business, and we know what's possible to help your business succeed. Let's start this journey together.