Peter Claus joins the Augusta Technical College Foundation Board as new Board Trustee

by Kimberly Holden

Posted on Mar 30, 2023 at 10:00 AM

For Immediate Release

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Peter Claus joins the Augusta Technical College
Foundation Board as new Board Trustee

Augusta, GA - March 30, 2023

Mr. Peter Claus, a Cacuasian male with short curly brown hair smiles wearing a grey suite jacket, white collared shirt, and light blue tie.Augusta Technical College is pleased to announce that Mr. Peter Claus has joined the Augusta Technical College Foundation as a Board Trustee.

Peter Claus is Vice President and CIO at Textron Specialized Vehicles. In this role, he provides overall leadership by advancing strategic plans from small-scale to worldwide implementations, managing daily service operations, Governance-Risk-Compliance, and leadership development.

Prior to assuming this role in 2022, Peter served as Vice President and CTO at Textron (Corporate) in Fort Worth, TX, where he built commercial and government multi-cloud co-existence frameworks, served as Enterprise Technology Lead for COVID-19 Crisis Management and “Work from Home” strategy, and defined a 30-month enterprise IT Infrastructure & Operations transformation program as well as a new five-pillar IT supplier management strategy with strategic enterprise vendors. He has also served in various roles with Textron and The Walt Disney Company International in IT Infrastructure and Program Management.

“As an Augusta manufacturer, Textron Specialized Vehicles benefits firsthand from the pipeline of talented workers that Augusta Tech provides to local and regional industries,” Claus said. “Augusta Tech is a critical part of our regional economy and our greater community, and I am honored to join the board of the Augusta Tech Foundation at a time of such transformation for the college.”

Peter earned an Associate Degree in Computer Programming from Augusta Technical College and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Colorado State University. He attended Duke University -Corporate Education for the Senior Executive Leadership Program and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -Kenan-Flagler Business School for the Executive
Leadership Program. He is also fluent in German.

"We are so delighted to welcome Augusta Tech Alum, Mr. Peter Claus to our foundation board of trustees," stated College President Dr. Jermaine Whirl. "His years of experience in the information technology world and dedication to seeing our area prosper brings strength to our college. Moreover, we’re delighted to have another member of Textron serve on our board as they are long-time supporters of this institution."


About Augusta Technical College Foundation, Inc.

The purpose of the Augusta Technical College Foundation , Inc. is to support Augusta Technical College’s mission of offering programs and services that enhance student and community success through the attainment of technical certificates of credit, diplomas, associates degrees, customized training, non-credit continuing education and adult education. The Foundation functions as a development organization to receive charitable contributions for the improvement of Augusta Technical College. Augusta Technical College Foundation’s mission is to raise and appropriate resources that will support Augusta Technical College in carrying out its mission of excellence in workforce education that leads to the career advancement of its students.

About Augusta Technical College

Augusta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a public postsecondary institution that provides academic and technical education, customized business and industry training, continuing education, student support, economic development, and adult education services to its service area (Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties) at a competitive financial value. Associate of Science Degrees, Associate of Applied Science Degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit are provided through traditional and distance delivery methods. For more information, visit

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