President and CEO
Alan Grau has more than 15 year’s experience in the telecommunications and embedded software marketplace. On December 29, 1992 Alan co-founded Icon Labs, an embedded systems software development company whose clients include Motorola, Lucent Technologies, Intel and Tellabs. Alan leads and supports Icon Labs’ vision with focus, commitment and passion by providing network management solutions to the embedded networking market.
Prior to serving as President and CEO, Alan was Icon Lab’s Vice President and General Manager of business and product developement. Alan led the development of the company’s first product while establishing strategic partnerships with Wind River, Elmic Systems and NextHop Technologies. Before co-founding Icon Labs, Alan held key technical and management positions with Motorola and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Alan also served as President and CEO of Digital Storage Technologies, Inc., a startup company providing a leading edge remote data backup technology.
Alan holds a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Central College and an MS in Computer Science from Northwestern University.
Vice President of Business Development
Steve Johnson is responsible for sales and marketing expanding Icon Labs’ presence into target markets worldwide. Steve brings over 20 years experience in the embedded computing industry serving in various sales, marketing and executive positions in private and public technology companies. Steve has managed product marketing, distribution and direct sales while holding director and executive vice president positions at Microware Systems Corporation and at SNAP2 Corporation. He was at Microware for 12 years in various management positions including EVP/GM of the New Media business unit that lead the early interactive television market in the mid-90’s. At SNAP2 Corporation, he lead the team that became the market leader of embedded in-flight entertainment software for the Rockwell TES systems. Steve served on the board of directors of Microware and SNAP2 when they went public.
Steve began his career in embedded computer technologies serving as a Product Marketing Manager at Mizar Incorporated, a VMEbus board level hardware provider. The company grew from 14 to 120 employees from 1985 to 1987. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.