Clyde C. Tuggle is Co-Founder and Partner, Pine Island Capital Partners, an innovative private equity investment firm, which focuses on US middle market aerospace and defense investment opportunities.
Prior to Pine Island Capital Partners, Tuggle spent 30 years with The Coca-Cola Company. Tuggle joined the Company in 1988 in the Corporate Issues Communications Department. In 1992, he was named Executive Assistant to Roberto C. Goizueta, then Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the company, where he managed external affairs and communications for the office of the chairman. In 1998, he transferred to the company's Central European Division office in Vienna where he held a variety of positions, including Director of Operations Development, Deputy to the Division President, and Region Manager for Austria.
In 2000, Tuggle returned to Atlanta as chief of staff to the Chairman, Board of Directors, and Chief Executive Officer and was named Vice President. In 2003, he was elected a Senior Vice President and named Director of Worldwide Public Affairs and Communications, and named to the company's Executive Committee. In 2005, he became President of the Russia, Ukraine and Belarus business unit. In 2008, Tuggle was named Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Productivity and named to the Company's Executive Committee. From 2009, to 2017, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Public Affairs and Communications, a position reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO of the Company. He retired from the Company in 2018.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in German Studies and Economics from Hamilton College and a Masters degree from Yale University. He studied at the Ludwig-Maximillian Universität in Munich, Germany and completed The Executive Program at the University of Virginia's Darden Business School.