Meet our technicians
Jeff Waldmuller – USA
Where do you work, and what is your role there?
I am an O&P professional in the research and development department at Ottobock in Salt Lake City.
How long have you been working at Ottobock?
Have you ever provided support at the Paralympic Games before?
No, unfortunately not. But I have worked as a technician at various sports events, such as the Houston and Dallas Marathon, the Texas Independence Relay, several triathlons and many other adaptive sports and running events. I also supported the World Para Alpine Ski Races (NAC Huntsman Cup) and the Endeavour Games.
What is your best Paralympic memory?
Since I have never been there, I have no direct memories. But I am inspired by the growth and recognition of parasport as a whole. It makes me proud to be part of this Paralympic movement.
So these are your first Paralympic Games. What inspired you to apply for the Ottobock team?
Being part of the Paralympic Games has always been a dream of mine – either as an athlete or as an O&P professional. That's why I'm very much involved in parasports and have always looked for opportunities to support the parasports community. Now I have the chance in Tokyo and am looking forward to it.
What are you looking forward to the most in Tokyo?
I'm looking forward to being a part of the Paralympic Games and to supporting the athletes – and of course also to the Japanese food and culture.
In conclusion, how do you say "See you in Tokyo" in your native language?
‘See you in Tokyo!’ – for me, this means we will all get together in Tokyo for an outstanding sports event, overcoming the limits of the human body and spirit. We will dedicate ourselves to inclusion in sports and society. In spite of all the challenges this year, I'm confident that we will succeed and inspire everybody.