Hector was hired by the City of Cudahy, Calif., as the new city manager. He is the former director of operations for the bus and rail systems at the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He will start his new job later this month. The job that has been vacant since March when the city council fired its top executive.
Hector has spent the last three years overseeing the operation of Metro’s 2,200 buses, more than 200 rail vehicles, 7,300 employees and an annual budget of $1.2 billion.
Rodriguez also previously served as the city manager and finance director of the city of Barstow.
A naturalized American citizen born in Tijuana and raised in Boyle Heights, Rodriguez has a master in business administration degree from Pepperdine University and an undergraduate business degree from California State, Long Beach.