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Farnborough International Makes Major Leadership Changes

 - November 18, 2019, 12:15 AM

Farnborough International (FIL) has appointed two new members to its leadership team nine months ahead of the airshow that bears its moniker. The company has named Joe Muir to the role of sales director, and Ben Gleeson as director of operations.

FIL reports that the July 2020 airshow has sold exhibit space at the fastest pace in its history. It has sold more than 90 percent of the available exhibit space, and work has begun to extend the Space and Innovation Zones.

Muir has served as part of FIL’s sales team for six years. As the head of sales, he will continue to play a lead role in managing relationships with prime aerospace and defense clients for both the Farnborough and Bahrain International airshows.

Gleeson joined Farnborough International in 2017 as the head of airshow operations and took responsibility for the operational delivery of the 2018 Farnborough and Bahrain International airshows. A qualified engineer, he has delivered some of the most prominent exhibitions around the world and served a fundamental role in delivering a major change in the customer experience at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow.