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The Origin Story of Technical Prospects

Leveraging knowledge of Siemens for a better customer experience

An 18-year Siemens CT service engineer had a simple but powerful idea: use his knowledge to start a company providing a viable alternative to OEM sales and service.

When he first established Technical Prospects in 1997, Bob Probst’s sole mission was to service facilities’ medical equipment. However, after recognizing the need for medical imaging parts suppliers, he ventured to provide a dual service: equipment engineering along with sales of quality, pre-owned, tested parts.

By providing replacement parts at a 30-90% lower cost than original equipment manufacturers, Probst established a unique niche.

For five years, Probst focused exclusively on Siemens’ CT parts. After all, as both founder and lone employee of Technical Prospects, Probst was too busy to expand his service offerings. Yet, he soon realized that if he wanted to break into new imaging modalities, he needed help.

Jeremy Probst, Bob Probst’s son, used his University of Wisconsin—Platteville bachelor’s degree in industrial technology management (and a minor in electrical control systems and fluid power) to reposition Technical Prospects and set it apart from the competition.

The company has come a long way since starting in a 10’ x 10’ bedroom in Greenville, WI. In August 2009, the company moved into a 60,000-square-foot state-of-the-art headquarters with future exponential growth in mind. In 2013, 12,000 square feet was added for a training center, 16 quality assurance bays, and additional office space. Today, Technical Prospects’ 72,000-square-foot facility is truly world class.