Bob BroschartConquest Imaging, based in Stockton, Calif., has appointed Robert Broschart as senior director of technical operations. Broschart is currently overseeing the development of both a probe repair lab and portable depot repair lab at the company’s newly acquired Fishers, Ind., facility.

Broschart has been in the medical equipment manufacturing industry for more than 30 years. Most recently, Broschart served as director of operations with Acoustic Imaging Solutions (AIS) until Conquest acquired AIS late last year. Prior to AIS, Broschart helped to launch Axess Ultrasound in 2005 and was responsible for revenue growth, probe research and development, technical operations, and oversaw the ISO 13485 certification and the Axess Ultrasound Technology Council until 2016. Prior to Axess Ultrasound, Bob served as executive vice president of sales and marketing for Sound Imaging, a multivendor ultrasound service company, where he increased sales by more than 500% in just four years.

“It’s our vision to continue to extend the life of ultrasound systems and lower the total cost of ownership for healthcare facilities,” says Mark Conrad, president and co-founder of Conquest. “The addition of Bob Broschart to our management team will allow us to broaden our in-house repair offerings and elevate quality standards to meet the demands on the healthcare imaging industry. By building a state-of-art repair facility for both probes and portable systems, we will align ourselves to compete more successfully in quality and price.”

With the addition of the repair labs, Conquest seeks to reduce the cost and increase the level of consistent quality of its probe and portable system repair. Adhering to Conquest’s Quality Assurance 360 standards, the new facility will administer the quality management system that allows Conquest to offer its warranty.