Winner - Aggie Triathlon 2015,
Age Group 75+
Ramiro Galindo is the owner and director of the Galindo Group.
Ram is best known as a successful entrepreneur and business developer. His activities in the real estate industry include primary land development, commercial construction, and property management. He was director of a bank and founded two more. He also founded and was chairman of Aerofit, a fitness club developer and operator.
After graduation from Texas A&M University with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering, Ram returned to Bolivia, his country of birth. There, he founded the engineering firm Consultores Galindo Ltda., as well as the tin solder wire industrial plant Bera de Bolivia S.A. He also represented the Danish Government as Honorary Consul to Bolivia, and was later knighted by the Queen of Denmark for his international work on behalf of her country. Back in Texas he continued identifying business and public service opportunities, creating viable enterprises and serving on various local and state-wide boards, including fund raising for local charities. He stays fit by practicing intense long duration workouts in a variety of individual sports.
He is also the author of the book "The Making of an American", his autobiography, which can be found here.
I choose to be a free man,
I believe opportunity breeds success, therefore I seek
opportunity, not security.
I prefer the beckoning of challenge to a guaranteed existence.
I want to take the calculated risk, to dream and to build,
to attempt and to succeed.
If in trying I fail, I look for the chance to try again.
It is my heritage to rely on myself, to be an
individual in my thoughts, decisions and actions.
I want the freedom of choice to select my options.
I find satisfaction in the thrill of accomplishment.
I refuse to exchange my right to exercise my initiative
for a promise of state supplied security.
I abhor totalitarian systems.
I believe in a social system that allows me to face new
challenges, to develop opportunities for myself and others,
and to justly enjoy the benefits of my creations.
I believe equal opportunity for all is necessary to preserve peace
I feel compassion and generosity toward those in need.
I find no substitute for freedom.
- Ramiro A. Galindo, 1977