Engineer of the Year

Cum Laude Bachelor's in Aerospace Engineering minor in Mathematics


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Employee of the Month

PhatBotti Tuning is a California-based performance shop specializing in Subaru and GT-R performance enhancements. 


PhatBotti is led by Owner/Tuner Ron Watson. Ron has over 8 years of trade, race and tuning experience grafted from real experience, study and research – both locally and internationally.

Ron graduated Cum Laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a minor in Mathematics.  In 2002 Ron began working for the Department of Defense at the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division.  Ron spent 4 years in Solid Rocket Propulsion designing propellant grains, rocket nozzles, composite cases, and analyzing all the test firing data.  In 2006 Ron transferred across the base to the F/A-18 Advanced Weapons Laboratory where he began working as a Flight Test Engineer.  Ron is in charge of all the conventional weapon, bomb rack and fuze integration onto the F/A-18.  Ron has a total of 14 years working as a professional engineer for the Department of Defense.


PhatBotti carries this engineering philosophy through to tuning, data analysis, troubleshooting and customer service. The knowledge base and engineering practices are what gives PhatBotti an edge over the competition.


Everyone at PhatBotti are car enthusiasts who love what they do.  We take enormous pride in our shop and great care with all of our customer’s cars. We challenge you to find a cleaner or more organized performance shop anywhere in Southern California. We invite you to come in and inspect the shop for yourself at anytime.


PhatBotti Philosophy

PhatBotti is inspired by core values such as honesty, quality, reliability and integrity.  Our goal is to exceed expectations in everything we do.  This is not just a job for us -  this is what we love doing and a way of life.


PhatBotti Goals

PhatBotti strives to be recognized internationally for setting the standards in the Auto Performance Tuning and Parts Industry while adding value and depth to our brand through the development of parts in conjunction with Alliance Fabrications.  We strive to be a world class tuning shop. 


About Phatbotti Tuning

PhatBotti Tuning


Founded: 2006

Owner/Tuner: Ron Watson


Areas of expertise:  engine management calibration. 

13 Years of Government Service