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60 Seconds with Jeff Bodendorfer
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60 Seconds with Jeff Bodendorfer

Q.  What drew you to Watertech originally, and how has it changed since? 
A.  I needed an internship. Watertech has seen amazing growth ever since I started, coincidence?
Q.  How has Watertech helped you in your career development? 
A.  Watertech helped me to fly – like a mother bird who pushes her young out of the nest – but they gave me a parachute.
Q.  What do you find the most challenging at Watertech? 
A.  Encountering a new problem at a customer site, and working to find a solution. 
Q.  What do you like most about Watertech? 
A.  Encountering a new problem at a customer site, and working to find a solution.
Q.  What are 3 words to describe Watertech?  
A. Family. Fun. Nimble.
Q.  How do you balance your career at Watertech and family? 
A.  It has never been a question, Joe has always said to put family first.
Q.  If you could switch your job with anyone else within Watertech whose job would you want?
A.  I think our Sales Director, Jeff Freitag. Once the warm weather hits, you never see him. He claims he is in the field working, but I think that is code for perfecting his golf game.
Q.  What is the favorite part about working for Watertech? 
A.  The people I have met over the years, both Watertech staff and customers, has been very rewarding.
Q.  Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work? 
A.  I rolled a golf cart at an outing.
Q.  What are three career lessons you’ve learned thus far? 
A.  Always admit to your mistakes and always make it right.  Don’t celebrate until you have a PO! 
Q.  What are your hopes for our industry? 
A.  I hope our industry continues to develop innovative solutions to help manage our most precious resource, water.
Q.  People would be surprised if they knew?
A.  I’m am an 80 year old, trapped in a 28-year-old body.

If you can be anything... Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

Q.  Do you have a favorite quote? 
A.  “This is where we grab them by the snout and kick them in the ass.” Patton
Q.  If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? 
A.  Adam Sandler
Q.  How do you define success? 
A.  Being kind and treating people with respect and decency.
Q.  If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be?  
Q.  If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
A.  Spotted Cow
Q.  If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
A.  Pizza
Q.  If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? 
A.  Filet Mignon, a loaded baked potato and a whiskey mule.
Q.  If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring? 
A.  A fishing pole, water and flint.
Q.  If your house was burning down, what is the one non-living thing you would save? 
A.  My beloved shotgun.
Q.  What are your three most overused words/phrases? 
A.  Ope, now we’re cooking with peanut oil and sugar!
Q.  If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? 
A.  James Bond
Q.  What book did you read last? 
A.  Forever and a Day, James Bond novel
Q.  What do you like to do in your spare time? 
A.  Sleep, shoot guns and play paintball
Q.  If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be? 
A.  Professional Paintballer (yes, it is a thing)
Paying it forward by mentoring.
Q.  Three words to best describe you?
A.  Hardworking, trustworthy and tired.
Q.  If you were an animal what would you be? 
A.  Sloth, just hanging around happy as can be.
Q.  What else do you do for fun? 
A.  I’m a 90’s baby, so play some video games
Q.  What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime? 
 A.  The cell phone for better or worse.
Q.  What is the first concert you attended? 
A.  Staind, Breaking Benjamin and Three Doors Down.
Q.  What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery? 
A.  A house
Q.  Tell us a little bit about your family?
A.  Two sisters, one brother, an amazing mom and dad, and a soon to be wife and daughter.
Happily ever after... June 7, 2019
Q.  Tell us something about your family that might surprise us. 
A.  My mom is a Dalton gang descendant. They were notorious outlaws in the wild west robbing trains.
Q.  You’re happiest when? 
A.  I am with my family
Q.  What is your favorite childhood memory? 
A.  Spending 2 weeks every summer with my cousins
Q.  What is your greatest fear? 
A.  Laying on my deathbed with regrets
Q.  What music is on your phone? 
A.  Country lately or audiobooks
Q.  What one food do you wish had zero calories? 
A.  Donuts
Q.  What phobias do you have? 
A.  Onions. I was forced to eat a raw onion as a young kid working on a farm and ever since I am scared to eat them. I have been scarred!
Q.  When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? 
A.  Just the other day. I try to laugh at as much as I can.
Q.  Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 
A.  Married, a couple children and hopefully not a couple lbs. heavier!
Q.  Where is your hometown? 
A.  Mukwonago, WI 
Q.  Where would you like to travel to? 
A.  Every National park in America
Q.  Where is the best place you’ve traveled to and why? 
A.  Olympic National Park, God’s country is breath taking.
Q.  Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? 
A.  Norway
Q.  What is on your bucket list? 
A.  See the northern lights in person
Q.  Form or Function? 
A.  Function
Q.  High-tech or Low-tech? 
A.  Low Tech
Q.  What is your personal philosophy? 
A.  Hardwork and honesty always win out.
Q.  What is your motto or mantra? 
A.  Everything happens exactly how it is supposed to.
Q.  What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? 
A.  I honestly don’t know. I’m a lifer in water treatment.