Claudio Caprio received his bachelor and master of science degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island, with research in reverse osmosis. Claudio retired in 2011 from BAE Systems with over 38 years of service to it and and its legacy companies, including IBM, Loral, and Lockheed Martin. During his tenure, he held a number of management positions, including manager of technology products and business manager at BAE Systems, Inc., for all civil and NASA Missions focusing on Radiation Hardened Space Electronics.
After retirement, Claudio pursued a longtime dream of working at Goddard Space Flight Center as a subcontractor and a consultant. He is a member of two additional Virginia Tech advisory boards: Micro-Electronics and Space@VT.
His wife, Kim, retired from 29 years of service as assistant inspector general for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and also retired from the Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Recovery Program as an assistant deputy inspector general.
Claudio and Kim live in Norfolk, Virginia. Their daughter, Lauren (bachelor of science in Marketing Management, '07) and her husband, Devin (bachelor of science in Management–EIT, '07) reside in Chesapeake, Virginia, where Devin is a naval aviator assigned to HSC-2 as an Instructor for MH-60S, and Lauren works on various implementation projects for BAE Systems, Inc., as a senior financial analyst.