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 in 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


Justin Grammens | Founder and CEO

Justin Grammens is a lifelong learner and passionate about how the intersection of the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence will impact our lives.


He is the Founder and CEO of Lab651, where he helps companies develop devices and software that generates data that uses mobile, edge, and cloud computing applications to understand their equipment, customers, and products. He is the owner of Recursive Awesome where he then takes this IoT data and helps companies apply Machine Learning to build smarter and more intelligent products. He is the owner of IoT Weekly News, and a cofounder of AppliedAI and Captovation, the host of the Conversations on AppliedAI Podcast, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saint Thomas.


A proven leader and builder of technology, Justin speaks regularly at meetups, conferences, and on the Lab651 and AppliedAI YouTube channels. Grammens was named one of the (Real) Power 50 by Minnesota Business Magazine, speaks at countless technology conferences, co-launched Minnesota’s first Internet of Things Hack Day where inventors compete to build the best Internet-enabled product in 12 hours. He is a mentor to students of all ages through CoderDojo Twin Cities and Macalester College's MacStartups program. Most importantly, he is blessed to have a loving wife and two amazing boys who are the light of his life.

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.