Messe Frankfurt Appoints Gallagher to Head Atlanta offices
January 28, 2012-- Home Textiles Today,
ATLANTA - Messe Frankfurt's US subsidiary, based here, has named John Gallagher as the new president and ceo, effective Feb. 1.
He will succeed David Audrain.
In his new function, Gallagher - whom Messe Frankfurt described as a "highly experienced exhibition manager" -- will be responsible for its 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.
Detlef Braun, member of Messe Frankfurt's executive board, noted: "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."
Added Gallagher: "[I am] proud to be responsible for developing business in North and Central America as part of the German trade fair organiser with the strongest international presence, thereby also helping to expand Messe Frankfurt's global network."
A trained journalist, Gallagher was most recently svp 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 for plastics, Pap for Russia for paper and pulp, and China Paper.