Chico Rodriguez began his career with MPI Corporation in 1989 with the operating company Small Parts, Inc. His first position was working as a production operator in one of the stamping plants in Indiana. He was soon promoted to Warehouse Manager. Having identified him as a high potential leader, MPI Corp sponsored Chico to pursue an engineering degree at Purdue University. After receiving his degree, Chico held several engineering and production related positions of increasing responsibility for the next several years. In 2004, he transferred to HTI, another MPI Corporation company, where he was mentored for two years by the General Manager of the business. In 2006, Chico was promoted to President & COO of HTI where he continues to serve his employees and customers.