Kline Adds Director to Consumer Products Practice

-- Gianluca Gallori Brings Strategy and Financial Management Expertise to Leading Consulting Firm --

LITTLE FALLS, NJ, February 19, 2007 – Worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company announced today the appointment of Gianluca Gallori to the position of director in Kline’s management consulting practice, where he will focus on clients within the consumer products industry. Gallori comes to Kline from Deloitte Consulting and brings 10 years of experience advising clients on strategy, operations, and financial management.

“We are pleased to have another seasoned strategist join our consulting team and augment our growing consumer products practice,” says Susan Babinsky, senior vice president of Kline’s consumer products practice. “Gianluca brings significant experience helping clients improve their innovation processes and optimize speed to market, which is of escalating importance in the fast-paced CPG industry,” notes Babinsky.

At Deloitte, both in Atlanta and Milan, Italy, Gallori managed international project teams, providing strategy and financial management services to clients. He has experience in a wide range of business sectors, including consumer goods, financial services, oil and gas, and manufacturing. Previously, Gallori was a principal with Inforte Corp., a management consulting firm, where he led multidisciplinary teams focused on improving clients’ growth and profitability.

Gallori received his MBA in general management from SDA Bocconi, in Milan, and a BA in organization and management from Bocconi, where he was awarded the Bocconi Organization Research Institute (CRORA) Bocconi Fellowship. He has also played semi-professional basketball in Europe.

About Kline
Kline is a worldwide consulting and research firm dedicated to providing the kind of insight and knowledge that helps companies find a clear path to success. The firm has served the management consulting and market research needs of organizations in the chemicals, materials, energy, life sciences, and consumer products industries for nearly 50 years. For more information, visit www.klinegroup.com.

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