The Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant’s new site project manager is already known to anyone familiar with operations at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado.
“Walton Levi’s 32-plus years of chemical demilitarization experience, including the last 11 spent moving the PCAPP plant from construction, through systemization and into full operations, qualifies him to lead the Pueblo team,” said Michael S. Abaie, program executive officer for the Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives.
Abaie announced the appointment at a June 26 Colorado Chemical Demilitarization Citizens’ Advisory Commission meeting in Pueblo. He named Levi acting SPM at February’s CAC meeting after the retirement of predecessor Greg Mohrman. Before that, Levi was deputy SPM at the Pueblo plant.
Levi is a graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins and former chemical engineer for the Chemical Agent Munitions Disposal System, environmental engineer and project manager and director of risk management.
As the senior government manager on site, Levi will lead the pilot plant’s 43-person field office and oversee execution of the systems contract by the Bechtel Pueblo Team. He will report to the Program Executive Office, Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives, headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.