We work to develop innovative products that are designed to succeed in the competitive marketplace

redgroup is a Minneapolis based full service product development consultancy with over 20 years experience helping clients transform ideas into reality. Our focus over the years has been in the medical & healthcare categories, but we also work in consumer and industrial. We tackle challenging problems with small nimble multidisciplinary teams utilizing design strategy, design thinking and human factors engineering to guide products from conception through manufacturing. We are passionate about creating a better user experience through design then developing a well-engineered product to enable a successful business strategy.
Our Team
Lars Runquist
President/Owner

Lars is a seasoned innovator, strategic planner, and designer. He carries with him more than 30 years of industry experience in medical, consumer, and commercial product development. His leadership has proven to bring success to every venture in which he’s involved.

For the key role he has played in product development throughout his career, he’s been recognized worldwide by numerous design organizations and trade publications. His direction and fervent drive toward design excellence has lead redgroup to become a respected partner to many startups and fortune 500 companies alike.

Kevin Lochner
Mechanical Engineer

Kevin is a highly experienced mechanical engineer. He’s been involved in the engineering and production stages of over 200 products in nearly every category. He holds with him 30 years of design and manufacturing knowledge, which he imparts throughout the design process of every project at redgroup. In the latest stages of development, it’s Kevin who champions the moldability of plastic parts, building clean databases, managing vendors, and coordinating packaging and distribution when the need arises. This was exactly the role he played recently as he lead a client through the entire gamut of product development from early prototyping, to managing domestic and overseas vendors, to conducting warehousing and distribution operations.

While not driving projects Kevin can be found hunting down walleye on Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.

Richard Thompson
Director of Industrial Design

A passionate and diversely capable designer and creative leader, Rich carries with him almost two decades of product development experience in a wide range of award winning medical devices, as well as consumer and industrial products. As design director, he’s skilled at running and contributing to small nimble multidisciplinary teams to develop challenging products for clients using design strategy, design thinking, user research, advanced CAD and rapid prototyping to develop products that succeed.

Rich has his BS in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati, and a BA in Economics from St. Olaf College, and has been named on numerous patents.

In his spare time, Rich takes on home remodeling projects while wrangling his three young boys.

Thom Tedham
Industrial Designer

Thom has a 30 year track record of delivering industrial design excellence. His highly successful history of development has led him to be involved in a wide range of consumer electronics, housewares, commercial, and medical device projects. He has been awarded over 30 utility and design patents.

Thom has his BS in Industrial Design from Carleton University.

Evan Leingang
Director of Engineering

Evan brings over a decade of product development experience to redgroup, with talents that span across several engineering and design fields. He thrives on projects requiring workable solutions under lightning fast timelines. Whether it’s developing functional prototypes, creating software for custom electromechanical gadgets, or navigating the complex regulatory landscape, Evan propels projects forward. A tinkerer at heart, he is driven by the need to explore the underpinnings of how a product works and how the user interacts with it at every level.

Away from the office Evan enjoys the challenges of backpacking, photography, and designing and building anything that needs to built. His skills have taken him from Eagle Scout to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Evan earned his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Human Factors and Ergonomics from the University of Minnesota. His research topics ranged from biomechanics to medical device design.

Reed Saunders
Mechanical Engineer

Geoff deClouet
Industrial Design