Ron Fazah ‘88 began his education at Vaughn College, when it was known as the College of Aeronautics, and received his associate degree in electronics technology. After graduation from Vaughn, he went on to have a successful career in a variety of technical and leadership roles in the aviation, engineering, computer and banking industries. He is currently working as a senior IT solution architect at JetBlue focusing on the maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) system.

Fazah’s presentation on October 20 focused on sharing insights from his professional experience and providing students with real-world examples of the architectural process.

He noted that it is important to hear what a client or coworker thinks they need and then counsel them on what they really need. “The right design is not always what is wanted, but what is needed,” said Fazah. As for career success, he noted, “If you understand the fundamentals of anything, that knowledge can be applied across vast domains.”

His first job after Vaughn was at Loral Electronic Systems that was acquired by Lockheed Martin Defense Systems. In this role he worked on many top-secret software and hardware designs for the F16 and F16 fighter aircrafts. He then went on to work on Wall Street designing computer systems for the backing industry, but returned to JetBlue due to his love of aviation.

“We were thrilled to welcome such a talented and successful alumnus back to the College to share insights with current students,” said Dr. Hossein Rahemi, engineering and technology department chair. “Ron’s experience helps students understand that numerous career opportunities exist for them after graduation.”



Ron Fazah ’88 speaks to Vaughn students on Thursday, October 20.