Kurt Medert, formerly vice president of the business management division of AGMA, joins Hannover Fairs USA, Inc. as the sales manager for industrial trade shows. Hannover Fairs USA is the U.S. subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG, a Hannover, Germany-based tradeshow organizer.
In his new position, Medert will pursue exhibit sales in the power transmission and motion control; material handling and logistics; and machine tool and metalworking sectors for international events in Hannover such as Hannover Messe, CeMAT, EMO Hannover and extensions of these events in China, India and Turkey.
His former position at AGMA involved supervising commercial activities and programs and directing Gear Expo, the association’s main trade show. For 10 years prior, Medert served as deputy executive director of the Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute, where he managed day-to-day operations, membership and trade show activities, according to a press release from Hannover.
"We are pleased to have Kurt join our HFUSA team,” says Art Paredes, president and CEO of Hannover. “His many years of experience with industrial trade shows and his knowledge of the industry will help us develop new business as we expand the participation of American companies at our worldwide industrial events.”