Our Mission

After working for companies that develop products in both standards and non-standards driven environments, founders Marc Gordon and Jon Perrin formed Glacier River Design in 2009 to follow a passion of providing an array of clients in the embedded systems arena with high quality, timely, and efficient engineering solutions.  GRD is especially suited to supplement the engineering effort of companies that do not have full time staff for this type of work.


Marc Gordon, Principal.  With 25+ years of embedded systems experience, Marc focuses on establishing standards-driven processes, building startup departments as required, and leading SW design and development efforts to success.  He has led US FDA Class 3 (the most critical), Class 2, and Class 1 medical.  Recently, he has been concentrating on Bluetooth LE product development.

Marc has a B.S. in Math from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Boston University.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).  marc.gordon@GlacierRiver.com

Jon Perrin, Principal.  With 25+ years of embedded systems experience, Jon specializes in the design and development of medical and consumer products with 8, 16, and 32 bit processors.   His expertise is in the design and development of firmware, hardware, and test with an emphasis on a systems approach to product development.  His product management skills include leading teams of engineers as Director of Engineering at two high tech companies.

Jon has a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, a B.S. in Computer Engineering, and an M.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering, all from Tulane University.  jon.perrin@GlacierRiver.com

Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.
— Sir Henry Royce