Gene Esposito Sr. was born in Chicago on July 22, 1938. After graduating from Tilden Technical and serving in the military, he enrolled at Illinois Institute of Technology, studying Engineering. After earning his degree and working as an independent contractor, Gene founded ESPO Engineering Corporation in 1965, helping other technical contractors find employment.
After several years of successfully serving contractors and clients, in 1985 Gene moved ESPO's corporate office to Willowbrook, where it currently resides. After more years of growth, ESPO Corp expanded to include an in-house design and drafting center as well as ESPO Systems. After his retirement in 2000, Gene's son, Gene Esposito Jr. succeeded the role of President and CEO of ESPO Corporation. Today, Gene Sr. enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and fishing, and is still actively involved with ESPO as a consultant.