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MEET THE TEAM: GREG JIRA

Greg Jira is one of the newest additions to the Messe Frankfurt team.  He relocated from Long Island to Atlanta to join Messe Frankfurt as the director of the Clean Show. 

How long have you been in the industry?

I have been in the industry for twenty+ years.  In this time, I have had the opportunity to work on both the show management side (for-profit, associations) and contractor side (general service contractor, logistics, installation & dismantle house) of the industry.

Where did you grow up?

My youth was spent growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio.

Tell us about your family.

My wife, Lori, is a former meeting planner- now working in H.R.  Together we have two brats…. I mean two amazingly inspiring kids – Emma (12) and Jake (11).

Tell us one thing that would surprise us about you.

I used to have a ton of hair (really) and spent my teenage years working in the music industry.

What is your favorite place you have ever traveled and what is your dream vacation destination?

Favorite place I have ever travelled?   I have been blessed to be able to visit so many exciting and beautiful places in this line of work. It is hard to say.

My favorite place is anywhere my friends and family gather.

My favorite vacation destination is to a place not too far from where Tori (one of our Operations Managers) called home, Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio .It’s like Six Flags on steroids.

However, my kids will tell you their favorite place is the Poconos Mountains just outside NYC, because there are three awesome water parks to explore.

 

 

Meet the Team: Jeffery Johnson

Year started: 2014
Department: Sales
Position: International Sales Manager

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Intellectually Innovative Renegade

Tell us about your typical day at Messe Frankfurt?
On any typical day at Messe Frankfurt, I am making magic happen. We are the facilitators of dreams. We create opportunity out of thin air…literally a slab of concrete and a vision.

What is your favorite/best thing about your job?
Sales….I love sales…I love the easy sell…I love the hard sell. I love turning no into yes. I never take no for an answer.

Where can we usually spot you outside of Messe Frankfurt?
Staying active…working out, eating too much, climbing trees and playing with fireworks…I’m a Continue reading Meet the Team: Jeffery Johnson

Meet the Team: Scott Couey

Year started: 2012
Department: e-Media
Position: e-Media Coordinator

Describe yourself in 3 words.
Introvert, creative, and loyal

Name 5 of your favorite things

  • I love to read (favorite authors include: C.S. Lewis, Ted Dekker, and Donald Miller)
  • I have a huge Blu-ray collection (favorite actor: Chris Evans/favorite actress: Anna Kendrick)
  • Favorite color is cobalt blue
  • Favorite tv show: Smallville
  • Favorite holiday: Christmas (even though I missed being born on Valentine’s Day by about 6 hours too early)

Tell us about your typical day at Messe Frankfurt?
As e-Media Coordinator, I rarely have a “typical” day. One day I Continue reading Meet the Team: Scott Couey