As of February 1, 2012, a new employee will be taking over as CEO of Messe Frankfurt’s U.S. subsidiary. This new CEO will succeed David Audrain at Messe headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.
In his new function, John Gallagher will be responsible for Messe Frankfurt’s U.S. events and for key account management of U.S. customers taking part in trade fairs in Frankfurt and at the company’s other locations around the world.
“We are delighted to have John Gallagher on board – an exhibition expert with years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of the North and Central American markets,” said Detlef Braun, member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt.
“I’m proud to be responsible for developing business in North and Central America as part of the German trade fair organizer with the strongest international presence, thereby also helping to expand Messe Frankfurt’s global network,” said Gallagher.
A trained journalist, Gallagher was most recently senior vice president at E.J. Krause & Associates Inc., one of the largest exhibition and conference management companies in the United States. The events and exhibitions for which he has worked include Plastimagen in Mexico (plastics), Pap for Russia (paper and pulp) and China Paper.