Resources and information for clients, and potential clients, journalists.

Inquiries: media@rakarinc.com



Resources and information for clients, and potential clients, journalists.

Inquiries: media@rakarinc.com

Mother and son lead a business that works with NASA, Department of Defense


Rakar Inc. might be nestled away from prying eyes in one of Oxnard’s business parks, but the locally owned company has a widespread impact, with clients ranging from medical offices to NASA and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Theresa Padilla-Chaparro, Rakar CEO, selected as Top 50 Women in Business 

Pacific Coast Business Times

The Business Times is pleased to announce this year’s Top 50 Women in Business. This annual special report, now in its 14th year in publication, was included with the March 22 print edition of the Business Times. An evening awards reception, which is in its 13th year, will be held on Thursday, April 18 at the Deckers Rotunda
in Goleta.

Latina rises to the top at Oxnard aerospace manufacturing firm 

Pacific Coast Business Times

Rakar owner and CEO Theresa Padilla talks about aerospace components

manufactured by the Oxnard business. A year after it was acquired by one of its employees, the changes in motion for aerospace manufacturing firm Rakar range from a new website and logo to new equipment and interior design, but its new owner hopes to keep helping.

Future growth for a company with strong links to its past

Plastics News

The new owners at aerospace connector specialist Rakar Inc. of Oxnard are making plans to upgrade molding and machining equipment and enhance connectivity.

CEO Theresa Padilla rose from the factory floor to run this top supplier to the military

Company Week

Founded by Ray LaPorte in 1951, Rakar began as a small plastic molding company and became one the largest suppliers of electrical connectors and insulators for the U.S. Military. It’s success also includes the fact that its current CEO Theresa Padilla, began working at the company as a press operator.

Padilla creates 'collaborative hub' as Rakar CEO

Plastics News

When she was a young, single mother, Theresa Padilla wanted to work in an industry that gave her the opportunity to provide for herself and her son. Although her English skills were limited at the time, she could understand numbers, procedures, and manufacturing and engineering terminology.

Theresa Padilla-Chaparro, Doctorem Honoris Causa

The University of Spain and Mexico

Theresa Padilla-Chaparro CEO & President of RAKAR AEROSPACE.  Board Member y Partner in non-profit and private organizations dedicated to the education and representation of women, young women and girls in the aerospace industry.

Rakar has specialized in molding for the most challenging applications across all essential industries for nearly 70 years. Our quality engineering & proprietary methodologies have resolved many close tolerance problems with durable products for even the highest demanding applications of the harshest environments.




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