Bob Meller is appointed Appledore RNLI's new Lifeboat Operations Manager
Appledore RNLI are delighted to announce that on Thursday 1 February Bob Meller officially became its new Lifeboat Operations Manager
Amongst many responsibilities, the voluntary role of LOM is to authorise launch of the lifeboats, provide leadership to the operations team and ensure that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats and all associated equipment in a constant state of readiness for launching on service.
Bob is ideally suited to this role with many years of management behind him, particularly with Boots, Babcock International (Power Systems) and the National Grid. Past managerial roles include engineering, IT, new business development, programme management and planning/project controls. As a Yachtmaster sailor, his other hobbies include classic cars. He is membership secretary and magazine editor for North Devon Sports & Classic Car Club and also volunteers at North Devon Maritime Museum in the archive.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.
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