We had the good fortune of connecting with Ron Dizon and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ron, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
The thing that repeats in my head is that I wanted to be the greatest (father, husband, brother, son) of all time, I believe it is what keeps me grounded in from making decisions.  I want to be remembered as a person who got the awareness up for our country of the Philippines.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Well first and foremost my background is Automotive Engineering degree.  That is why I do not look at a title because if you want to do good you clearly have to go after what you think is right without a title.  But I started working when I was 15 and have not look back, in high school I did not consider what I did well in the beginning I got in a lot of trouble in my freshman and sophomore years, but I started realizing if I was going to finish high school, I need to get in gear, so my junior year I had to go to summer school and night school to make up for the lost time.  By the time I was in my senior year I only had 4 classes, and ROP in Automotive. I have always been fascinated about cars since I was a kid, I spent hours playing with just hot wheels.  In my college years I really wanted to finish so I loaded the plate and took on 24 units every quarter and loved every minute of it because I loved the idea that I was working on my dream career, my 1st resume I put that it was my goal to end up at an Automotive R&D facility.  I made a good impression on my passion for it, and I got a call from my professor and interviewed at American Honda in Torrance, Then Hyundai, Technical, Innova Electronics, Toyota Technical Center, and currently at Faraday Future.  My professional automotive career started at 23years old, also my attempt into business was owning my own aftermarket/swap shop for imports called RDProformance.  I believe life should not be easy, I have put hurdles in front of me because we need adversities to grow and learn more.  As far as overcoming challenges, I do not see it that way I see an opportunity instead of a challenge.  My lesson I have learned is how to be more a people person then a businessperson, if Isee my team as family, I will do my best to take care of them and trust them in making this journey fun.  I want everyone to know that we are working hard for the people that truly deserve it in the Philippines.  I believe we have it easy then most places so we cannot complain about our situation, and if you look at our history, people before us had it way harder.  So, most of time I do notcomplain I focus on what am here for, am I doing good things for people, would my grandfathers or grandmother be proud of me, wife, kids, parents, peers? Anyone who cares.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
To be honest, I would have to ask them what kind of experience are you looking for?  Then we can plan what they would like instead of taking them to what I think would be cool. Cambria, Ca. would be a spot, I would take them to hike up to the Hollywood sign, Crystal Cove Beach, biking on the beach, take them to the local places and support my fil-am business, local businesses, coffee spots, Filipino food spots; BBQ spots, too many to list.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Thank you to our Great-Great Grandfather Jose Abad Santos, Balbino Santos Dizon my other Grandfather who I was not able to meet and a survivor of the Bataan Death March. Teofilo De Leon who I was able to meet and spend time with when I was a kid.  My wife and biggest supporter Marie Dizon, Daughter Danica, Sons Blake and Nicolas Dizon. My Parents, Edelwina Dizon, Alfredo Dizon, my siblings Jennifer & Jose Walgren, Jaydee Dizon, Jindy & Roland Modino, my cousin Elaine Dizon. And my other cousin who jumped on this journey in the beginning Rob Dizon, Nikki Marquez and Bryant Mosley. Teofilo Fam: Chris Walker, Eugene Arevalo, Jesus Vigiland Phoenix Canela.

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Image Credits
Eugene Arevalo

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