People of PROtect Winner: Rick Villagrana

Meet Rick Villagrana, Project Manager based in Houston, TX, and PROtect’s Computed Radiography (CR) and Digital Radiography (DR) SME. Rick played a pivotal role in developing our new innovative Flex DR technology, dedicating countless hours to research and development

He is also the recipient of the 2023 Q4 People of PROtect PROGRESS Award. The recipient of this award is a team member who regularly makes progress that results in influential leadership, personal growth, company growth, improved processes, innovation, and/or profitability. They have the desire to take the bull by the horns and improve our standing for tomorrow.

Congratulations Rick! Learn a little more about him below:


What are 3 words you’d use to describe PROtect?

  • Innovative, trustworthy, and reliable

What is your favorite thing about being on the PROtect team?

  • The opportunity to lead the industry in new technology

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this?

  • Teaching advanced CR/DR

What kind of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

  • Riding motorcycles, mudding, and family time

What is your favorite book?

  • Morals and Dogmas

What is one thing on the very top of your bucket list?

  • To obtain Level III and teach CR/DR

What is the first concert you attended?

  • Smashing Pumpkins

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

  • Tacos

Which fictional character would you most like to switch lives with? Why?

  • Superman – He can fly

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would buy?

  • A boat

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