GES appoints Managing Director of Design and Build to drive growth across EMEA
GES, the global full-service provider to live events, has promoted Michael Stewart to managing director of its award-winning EMEA Design and Build division.
The company has seen significant expansion of its custom build business over the last 10 years with a growing portfolio of clients including major brand names in the aerospace, technology and pharmaceutical sectors. International reach has also grown substantially with offices in the UK, Germany, Amsterdam and the UAE. In a landmark year the team has won Stand Design and Build Supplier 2016 at the AEO Awards, delivered its biggest ever Farnborough International Air Show and is on track to secure over 1400 projects.
Michael Stewart has worked with GES for more than 20 years, most recently as COO of Design and Build. He said; “We are one of very few companies that can truly offer a global solution. I will continue to integrate GES’ Design and Build business into a single international operation, leveraging best practice to provide a consistently high standard of design, build and service to our growing client base regardless of budget and location.”
Jason Popp, executive vice president of international at GES, welcomed the new role saying, “Michael is the perfect person to spearhead this area of the business. His in-depth knowledge of the industry really helps us develop strong client relationships. The quality and creativity of our Design and Build work in EMEA is outstanding and with Michael’s leadership we look to drive further efficiency and growth.”