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N.M. resident appointed to lead General Services

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Gregory Melton, of Los Alamos, N.M., formerly of West Virginia, is the new General Services Division director, Administration Secretary Ross Taylor announced Monday.

Melton had been group leader and maintenance manager for the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and previously had been an Air Force officer, having served as vice commander of the 10th Air Wing Base, and commander of the 10th Mission Support Group.

A native of Florida, Melton's family moved to the Elkview area when he was 10. He graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, and earned a master's degree from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Dayton, Ohio.

He will take over the GSD, a division with more than 100 employees and an annual budget of $73 million. The division maintains the Capitol Complex and government office buildings around the state.

Melton's first day will be April 1.

"With his various experiences in facility management and leadership, Greg has the qualities and skill set that will prove beneficial in overseeing the multifaceted and diverse responsibilities of the General Services Division," Taylor said in a statement. "On behalf of state government, I am pleased to welcome Greg back home to West Virginia."

Melton succeeds David Oliverio, who was dismissed without explanation on March 8 after seven years as GSD director.

Reach Phil Kabler at philk@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1220.


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