Capt.John McNeillBachmann Group has appointed captain John McNeill to the position of interim general manager for UK operations.

Bachmann Group CEO Nick Saul announced  “at the start of the new year, the names will change from Nuwave Personnel to Bachmann Recruitment, and Nuwave Training to Bachmann Training. At the same time a new division named Bachmann Crew will be established to manage the ever increasing client requests for crew management.”

“To oversee these changes and to assist with the more general Bachmann Group operations, we have appointed captain John McNeill to the position of interim general manager for our UK operations.”

McNeill has had a career spanning over 50 years in the marine industry from starting out in 1965 as a cadet with the UK Royal Fleet Auxiliary, and obtaining his Master’s License in 1978.

The dedicated recruitment, training and crewing operation which will be under McNeill’s management and is truly a ‘one stop shop’ for all vessel owners requiring a fully integrated crew management service. This covers everything from recruitment and bespoke training, through to certification and scheduling, arranging travel, payroll services, and dealing with every day employment issues such as grievance and disciplinary procedures.

McNeill will oversee a modern fully equipped facility on the English south coast at Lee on Solent near Southampton, the operation is fully staffed by seasoned maritime professionals who run courses on a variety of subjects such as STCW 2010 (including firefighting, first aid, security, crisis management etc.) and navigation training (including ECDIS, bridge management, anti-piracy and safety-at-sea.)