Niall Gaffney (pictured), managing director of Arena Seating, has been appointed general manager of the New Jersey Division of Arena Americas.

Arena Americas is split into four geographical areas and Gaffney will be responsible for managing and delivering growth across the Northeast Division.

After beginning his career as a structural engineer, Gaffney has worked in the events industry for 25 years, setting up his own seating company before joining Arena Seating.

“I’ve enjoyed a fabulous time at Arena Seating, working within a great team of people and on some amazing events, such as the Commonwealth Games, which stands out as a personal highlight,” said Gaffney. “The fact that I can continue to expand my horizons within the Arena Group is a testament to their expansion and I am relishing the prospect of continuing my time with the company in a new environment.

“I’m sure I’ll have plenty to learn as I take on the vagaries between the US and UK markets, comparing how projects are delivered in each country, and exploring new ways to most effectively deliver large-scale projects to the American market.”