WANO appoints new managing director

27 August 2009

The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has appointed a new managing director. George Felgate, former vice president of plant operations at the Institute of Nuclear Operations (INPO) in the US, will succeed Luc Mampaey as managing director of the international organisation on 1 September.

George Felgate brings a wealth of industry experience to the role. He joined INPO in 1982, was elected vice president in 1996, and has served as vice president of the analysis and administration divisions, director of personnel, and manager of operations, training resources, and emergency preparedness departments.

Mr Felgate takes up his new position on 1 September 2009 and will be located at the WANO Coordinating Centre in London.

WANO is an international organisation with a single aim - to promote the highest levels of safety and reliability at nuclear power plants around the world celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. It was formally established in Moscow on 15 May 1989 in response to the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident because nuclear operators worldwide wanted to ensure that such an accident should never happen again.

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