Claudio Caprio received his B.S. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, with research in the area of reverse osmosis. Claudio retired in September 2011 with over 38 years of service from BAE Systems and its legacy companies (IBM, Loral and Lockheed Martin). During his tenure he held a number of middle-level 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 chose to fulfill a longtime dream of working at Goddard Space Flight Center as a subcontractor and a consultant.Claudio is a current member of two additional Advisory Boards at Virginia Tech: Micro-Electronics and Space@VT, and focuses on supporting the need to grow those areas.
His wife Kim, retired from 29 years of government 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 reside in Norfolk, Virginia. Their daughter Lauren (B.S. Marketing Management, Class of 2007) and her husband Devin (B.S. Management – EIT, Class of 2007) reside in Chesapeake,Virginia, where Devin, (LT, USN)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.