After years of developing electronic products for others, Toby Klusmeyer, a University of Wisconsin-Madison electrical engineering graduate, decided to venture out on his own. Toby enjoyed creating products from ideation and saw many of his creations go to market. With a big dream and a small budget, he created Pro-Active Engineering, Inc. in May of 1996.
The dream: to help customers design, develop and bring their products to market fast. The name, Pro-Active Engineering (based on the words Proactive, Professional, Active and Engineering) was the foundation for the can-do attitude, technical expertise, and professional service that customers needed in this quick-time-to-market industry.
Pro-Active had humble beginnings in a 400-sq-ft basement office on Main Street in Sun Prairie.