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Greg J. Meluch
Greg J. Meluch earned an associate’s degree in Business Management at the College of DuPage in 1979 before enrolling at Illinois Benedictine College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics in December 1981.
After graduation and nearly six years of working at McDonald’s while attending school, Meluch accepted a sales position with the IBM Corporation in February 1982. Over the better part of the next two decades, his career at IBM would provide countless high-profile opportunities for growth and advancement including being a part of the initial IBM PC sales revolution, serving as sales manager of IBM Direct’s new telesales operations, and leading IBM’s Aptiva Home PC sales and marketing venture. In 1996, Meluch received an Outstanding Innovation Leadership Award from IBM chairman and CEO Lou Gerstner.
Other career opportunities followed. He served as chief marketing officer for a North Carolina-based new media start-up, worked on Lenovo’s worldwide desktop marketing team, and was hired as AMD’s Business Development Executive for the IBM and Lenovo account teams.
Throughout his life, Meluch has been blessed to be able to share his time, talent and treasure with many deserving causes including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox River Valley Region, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School and Church, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School, Johnny Oates’ Palliative Care Unit at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center, and the Carolina Hurricanes Youth and Amateur Hockey Association.
Meluch and his wife, Karen, have been married for 34 years and have two grown children. They have lived in Cary, N.C., since 1992.