FRANKFURT, Germany–Messe Frankfurt has named John P. Gallagher to succeed David Audrain as president and CEO of the trade-show company’s U.S. subsidiary.
Gallagher, who will assume his new post on Feb. 1, will be responsible for Messe Frankfurt’s U.S. events and for key account management of the U.S. customers that take part in Messe Frankfurt’s trade fairs in Frankfurt and other locations throughout the world.
Most recently, Gallagher served as senior vice president of E.J. Krause & Associates, an exhibition and conference management company based in the United States.
Commenting on his future plans, Audrain said he will launch a new company in the exhibition industry next year, in partnership with a European trade-show organizer.