Executive Director

Research Park and ARTF:

Larry Fillmer

Executive Director – External Engagement and Support
Auburn University Research
2150 Mike Hubbard Boulevard
Auburn, Alabama 36830
Executive Director – Auburn Research Park
Auburn Research and Technology Foundation
570 Devall Drive, Suite 101
Auburn, Alabama 36832
Email: larry.fillmer@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-6140
Email: larry.fillmer@auburn.edu
Phone: 334-844-7480

Larry Fillmer is the Executive Director of the Auburn University Research – Office of External Engagement and Support. In December 2015, he was given the additional responsibility as Executive Director of the Auburn Research Park and the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation (ARTF). He serves as liaison between Auburn University Research and organizations, both internal and external, on matters relating to coordination, promotion and financial support of the university’s strategic research economic development initiatives. He also represents Auburn University Research and provides interface to various state, federal and commercial offices, particularly during the early phases of program definition and development. Mr. Fillmer oversees the identification and support for collaboration opportunities, from the broad range of public and private sector entities seeking economic and business relationships with various aspects of Auburn University Research. Mr. Fillmer joined Auburn University in March 2005, serving as a Major Gifts and Corporate Relations Development Officer. Before joining Auburn University, Fillmer held numerous senior executive positions throughout his 18- year career with Amdahl and Fujitsu Corporations. He was responsible for the transformation of Amdahl from a fully integrated provider of mainframe computers and services to the establishment of Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc., an open systems technology company offering Fujitsu UNIX Servers, Managed Services and Project Services.

Fillmer joined Amdahl Corporation in September 1985 as Director of Business and Strategic Planning for the Communications Systems Division. He held various executive management and marketing positions across the company’s divisions, including Senior Vice President and later President and CEO of the Antares Alliance Group, a software joint venture between Amdahl and EDS. In May 2000, he assumed additional duties as Amdahl’s Vice President for Services Operations, responsible for customer support and multi-vendor managed services, worldwide. He was named President and CEO of Amdahl IT Services and Fujitsu Technology Solutions in November 2001 and completed his career in January 2004. During the early years of his career, Fillmer worked for AT&T and South Central Bell, managing the development and implementation of operational support systems during the divestiture of the Regional Bell Operating Companies from AT&T. He also served seven years in the USAF, receiving a Regular Commission and attaining the rank of Captain.

Fillmer graduated with High Honors from Auburn University, where he was named the 1969 Outstanding Graduate of the School of Business. In September 2008, he was selected as a “40 of 40” graduate recognized by the College of Business as one of 40 graduates over the past 40 years who exemplify the Auburn spirit and who reflect extraordinary credit upon their alma mater. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management from the University of Alabama. Fillmer currently serves on the Board of Directors of the East Alabama Medical Center, the Administrative Board of the Auburn United Methodist Church (AUMC) and chairs the AUMC Finance Committee.

Fillmer and his wife, Dale, live in Lee County, Alabama.

Larry Fillmer
Executive Director
Auburn Research and Technology Foundation
570 Devall Drive, Suite 101
Auburn, Alabama  36832
Phone: 334.844.7480
Fax: 334.844.7444
fillmjl@auburn.edu

Auburn Research & Technology Foundation