The UCEC shop is home to two brothers who hail from across the world: Min “Han” Siauw and Kuo Min Siauw (known as “Ron”). Han and Ron are both Industrial Control Technicians, which means they are responsible for all electrical and wiring within a panel.
Han was born in 1951 in Semarang, Indonesia. After he acquired a student visa at 16, Han moved to Hong Kong where he studied hifi, including amplifiers, radios and overall electronics. After school, Han picked up some construction jobs in Hong Kong, installing plumbing, heating, electrical and anything else needed at job sites. In 2002, Han made the move to America, arriving in California where he promptly found work in construction.
Ron was born 1959, also in Semarang. As he grew older, he worked with his entrepreneurial mother who owned multiple businesses including banks, an import/export business, a pool hall and a restaurant that fed up to 600 people. After helping his mother in her various ventures, Ron started his own business selling interior laminate products in a mountain region of Indonesia.
In 1985, 26-year-old Ron decided to weather a breakup with a girlfriend by vacationing in America. Once he arrived in the States, his own entrepreneurial senses kicked in. Plus, his sister lived here already. He decided to emigrate. Once he did, Ron found odd jobs such as a busboy and janitor—anything that could pay his way through school. After graduation, Ron did construction, electrical work and HVAC. He eventually started a business that restored restaurants from the ground up.
When Han moved to the U.S. in 2002, it wasn’t long before Ron recruited his older brother to come to Colorado and work in his restaurant-building business. Han worked with Ron until 2005 when his middle brother, Hartono Han Siauw, told Han about the opportunities at UCEC. Ron eventually followed suit, joining UCEC in 2010.
Han says he’s good at his job because “I am always plugging away. I’m not one to mess around.” Operations Support Manager Garrod Massey says the skills Han has developed throughout his life make panel wiring “a walk in the park.” “Han is one of my most reliable and accurate team members,” Garrod notes.
Han is inspired by his daughters Fion, 30 and Winnie, 24. He is proud that moving to the United States was a way to better his family and send his girls to college. He is married to Susanna.
Garrod calls Ron his "right-hand man.” “He is very, very good at his job,” Garrod notes. “He’s the guy you want working on the panels that need extra attention to detail.” Ron also helps with quality control checks and panel testing.
Ron is married to Phoung. They have a son, Hubert, 26, and a daughter, Jessica, 24. His hobbies include fixing, building and repairing things. He also enjoys visiting Blackhawk with the family on weekends.
With thanks to Operations Support Manager Garrod Massey for interviewing Han and Ron.