Juan Rodriguez has dedicated his life to engineering, manufacturing and marketing innovative computer data storage products. After designing some of the earliest tape storage products for IBM, Rodriguez went on to help found Storage Technology Corp., Exabyte Corp. and Ecrix Corp. Active in University of Colorado engineering programs, Rodriquez has dedicated time to numerous community and business organizations, including YMCA, United Way and chambers of commerce. In 1994, he was named Entrepreneur of Decade by Boulder’s Esprit Entrepreneur awards.