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Össur Australia Family

Introducing the people that work behind the scenes in our Össur Australia offices. Our group of highly skilled individuals form our Össur family and work together to deliver a customer service experience unlike any other at every customer touch point.

Meet our Prosthetics Team

 

Meet our OA & Injury Solutions Team

Max May National Operations and Logistics Manager

 

Where were you born?
Wantirna, Victoria.

How long have you worked at Össur?
7 years with Össur.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Anywhere with a beach and a beer.

Name two things you can’t live without
Family and sport.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Helping people with mobility and healing.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Shower and breakfast.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Friendships, being involved in something positive.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My father.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Watching sport, supporting Carlton FC.


Manish Zachariah Sales Representative

 

Where were you born?
Kerala, India. This is in south of India.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Over a year now.

What is your ideal holiday location?
USA – to see all the sites. Usually holidays for me and my family is going back home to India to visit and spend time with family and friends.

Name two things you can’t live without
Family and work!

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
All these years, I’ve been practicing as a physio, so I’ve seen a lot of patients in my years. I really value the quality of the products that Össur has in the range and I am 100% confident that the clinical objectives of these products will help improve the patients’ activities. Being a physio, this is a big goal.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Grab my phone and check my emails. I am sort of addicted now.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
I like the company, my colleagues.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My dad.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I love spending time with my family. My wife and I both work full time and we have 2 boys, so when we get time, we spend it together – take them out, see a movie, etc.


Jake Rickard Warehouse Assistant

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
I enjoy learning about the different applications of the variety of bracing equipment that we stock, and it's interesting to know that there is a different brace for almost every slightly different problem.

Where were you born?
I was born in Berwick, Victoria.

How long have you worked at Össur?
I've been with Ossur for about 14 months

What is your ideal holiday location?
I would love to go to Japan at some point in the future, as I'm very interested in Japanese culture.

Name two things you can’t live without
My phone and my computer.

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
I haven't been with Ossur for very long, but I noticed almost immediately how nice of a workplace it is to exist in. Everyone is beyond nice, and the company as a whole just seems to genuinely care about it's employees, which is something I can save I haven't had before.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Think about going back to bed.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
I enjoy the banter I have between most of the staff members, and how we can enjoy ourselves while still getting everything we need to done.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
The person I admire the most is my best mate Sam. Sam started out in a pretty bad position with a terrible life environment with his family, and has had to claw his way up to get pretty much everything he has. It hasn't been easy for him, but I admire him for the immense drive that he has had to get to this point in his life.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy playing games on my computer with my friends, watching anime, and catching up with mates.

Melissa Rickard Customer Care and Customer Service Manager

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Hearing from the customers all the positive outcomes from their patient’s success using our products.

Where were you born?
Melbourne - the most livable city

How long have you worked at Össur?
I started January 2015

What is your ideal holiday location?
Somewhere new to explore. Safari tour in Africa is definitely on the bucket list.

Name two things you can’t live without
- My Family
- A coffee, to kick off the day

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
An amazing company that works towards making each and every customer happy. Providing great customer service and clinical assistance when required.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check on my son and hope he is still sleeping - something he is not very good at.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
It is like having a second family to go too. The environment we have a great relaxed environment in the office. It is always an enjoyable place to be.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My Dad. He has always been by side and supporting me with everything I do.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Hanging out with my partner and our 2 boys.


David Boal Clinical Support Specialist

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Helping people who need assistance to stay active, mobile and enjoy their life.

Where were you born?
Korumburra, Victoria.

How long have you worked at Össur?
3 weeks.

What is your ideal holiday location?
Caribbean Islands or Tulum, Mexico

Name two things you can’t live without
- A good pair of running shoes
- Salt and Vinegar chips

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Ability to place the right people in the right position/roles and support them to reach their goals.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check on my son.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
Inclusive team, working together with one purpose.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My father.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Running and playing with my son.


Sarah O'Callaghan Sales Representative

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Being involved in the process of helping improve a patients quality of life. Also, the ever-changing nature of the industry creates challenges and continuous learning.

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Two months

What is your ideal holiday location?
It's too difficult to pick one place. I am happy to travel absolutely anywhere in the world. I love experiencing new places, cuisines and cultures.

Name two things you can’t live without
-Cheese
-My dog Baloo :)

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Össur's truely passionate about their products and improving people's quality of life.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Give Baloo a cuddle and then feed him (he's always hungry!).

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
The positive, supportive and fun environment.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My beautiful mum.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
Going on road trips, snowboarding and afternoons spent with friends, wine and an enormous cheese platter.


Sandy Scott Customer Service Representative

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
The fact that these products enhance people’s lives.

Where were you born?
Box Hill Hospital

How long have you worked at Össur?
1 month

What is your ideal holiday location?
ANYWERE…I don’t take enough holidays!

Name two things you can’t live without
My children and my dogs

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
They are TOP of their field and passionate about their products.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Put the kettle on… I have to have my morning coffee.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Össur team?
We always have a great time as a team and I love working for a company that are continually aiming to improve the lives of others.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My Dad. He is 80 years old and was a firefighter his whole life. He is now unfortunately on 24hr oxygen because of this but never complains. He is such a trooper.

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?
I love to cook. I experiment all the time, although it doesn’t always work out. My kids hate it when I’m in experimental mode .


Chloe Lister Sales Representative

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
I like that when I tell people that I work in this industry, they always want to know more. And I like that I can spread the word about how P&O’s are changing the lives of many people out there on a daily basis.

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Australia (the world’s most livable city)

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since August 2014

What is your ideal holiday location?
Currently, my dream destination is New York or I’d love to get back to Japan. But if I could also visit Bali every 6 months, I’d be a very happy lady.

 

Name two things you can’t live without
  • My friends and family (including my two dogs Hugo and Lola)
  • My Kindle

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
As a company, they always make sure their staff feel like an individual and that each person is as important to the team as the next. It’s something I really value in a workplace.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Press the snooze button 3 more times.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Ossur team?
We always have a great time as a team and I love working for a company that are continually aiming to improve the lives of others

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My dad. He’s always inspired me to go after things I want. He also taught me to be kind, happy and when all else fails, try to make people laugh.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Keeping fit in the gym or running. I otherwise just love spending time with my friends and family (including my dogs)


Rod Cooper Managing Director

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
That we have the ability to supply a device that helps people.

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Victoria and have moved in a total radius of about 10km since

How long have you worked at Össur?
10 years

What is your ideal holiday location?
Anywhere by the beach especially if you can camp there –Barwon Heads and Wilsons Prom are a couple of favorites.

 

Name something you can’t live without
  • Being active (might be undiagnosed ADHD)

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
That we value and reward hard work but also have the chance to have some fun

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Smile at my wife and think about the great day ahead.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Ossur team?
I love everyone’s commitment and enthusiasm

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My father – always looks for the good in people and has incredible patience.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Playing sport, having a beer with friends or working in the garden.


Chris Wallis Sales Representative

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Helping people make the most of their situation.

Where were you born?
Ballarat in Victoria

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since September 2009

What is your ideal holiday location?
For a relaxing holiday, I love Noosa. It is only a couple of hours drive away, but it feels far enough away to have gone somewhere without spending too much time travelling. Once there, you can park the car and not get back in it until you head home.

For somewhere a little faster paced, Hong Kong or New York.

 

Name 2 things you can’t live without
  • My family and friends
  • Coffee

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
Össur’s unwavering commitment to improving people’s lives.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Check the time.

What do you enjoy most about working with the Ossur team?
The people. We have such an amazing team, all of whom are dedicated to supporting our clinical customers and ultimately, the end users of our products.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
I cannot narrow it down to one person. I admire those people who put others before themselves.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Spending time with family and friends, relaxing, eating, cycling and playing golf (or at least trying to).


Hannah Bland Sales Representative

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
I get to meet people on a daily basis who work in the industry to help patients achieve a better quality of life. It is really satisfying to know I help this to happen.

Where were you born?
Auckland, New Zealand

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since 2011

What is your ideal holiday location?
Queenstown

 

Name 2 things you can’t live without
  • My Chihuahua Yoda
  • A comfy bed

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The people

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Give my dog a cuddle

What do you enjoy most about working with the Ossur team?
The team have become my friends. There’s always a laugh somewhere around the office, and so many great memories of things we have done together.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My dad.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Planning my next holiday adventures.


Tracy Xiu Finance & Admin

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Our products can improve people’s mobility and change their lives. That’s very meaningful for helping patients to be back to their happy life. Working in Healthcare is quite positive and help people to build up their ability and confidence.

Where were you born?
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
The city is the hometown of panda.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Just 7 months since July 2015

What is your ideal holiday location?
I’m keen to see the auroras near Polar Regions, such as Iceland. That’s so spectacular to see the auroras as giant curtains of shimmering light with various colors.

 

Name 2 things you can’t live without
  • My Family
  • My phone

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
The spirit of Össur is inspiring, positive and helpful. The strong cooperative team provides advanced technology for helping amputees to live a better life. It shows commitment to the team to be constantly growing and offers customer responsive, comfortable products.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Say ‘morning’ to my two cute dogs. Teddy is 7 years old and Winnie is going to be 3 soon. I cannot love them more!

What do you enjoy most about working with the Ossur team?
That is a great collaborative and supportive team. Working in a very relaxing environment can feel comfortable in asking for, giving and receiving feedback from the others.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My dad. He is enterprising and also can balance work & family very well. I admire his perseverance. He has a wide variety of hobbies, such as playing violin, piano, basketball, tennis, ice hockey, table tennis and so on.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Outside of work, I enjoy keeping fit by going to gym. I also enjoy doing fashion photo shoots with a group of friends.


Simone Pamamull Customer Service Representative

 

What do you enjoy the most about being involved with orthotics?
Knowing that we are helping to improving the everyday life of people.

Where were you born?
Melbourne, Australia.

How long have you worked at Össur?
Since June 2015

What is your ideal holiday location?
Anywhere sunny.

 

Name 2 things you can’t live without
  • Chocolate
  • My family (notice which one I wrote first!)

What is the best thing about Össur in your eyes?
What we do for the community and the people we work with.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Open my eyes- is this a trick question?!

What do you enjoy most about working with the Ossur team?
Feeling like “part of the family”.

Name the person you admire the most, past or present.
My mum.

When you’re not working, what do you like doing?
Spending time with my family and friends, gardening and Taxi Driver for my daughter!