Kline & Company is Pleased to Announce the Promotion and Appointment of Three Key Members of the Management Team

PARSIPPANY, NJ, OCTOBER 24, 2012–Kline & Company is a respected provider of world-class consulting services and high-quality market intelligence that consistently lead to client successes in growing or enhancing their business. Maintaining this hard-earned standard of excellence, Kline is proud to announce the promotion of Dilip Chandwani as Senior Vice President at Kline’s Manufacturing Competitiveness practice, and the appointments of Richard L. Buoni as Vice President and Jing Yuan as Director of Kline’s Management Consulting business.

As an integral part of Kline’s robust reputation, in his 20+ year career with Kline, Dilip Chandwani has been a resourceful and dedicated member of Kline’s multi-national team and a critical contributor to the success of Kline’s consulting business. He has assisted countless and varied clients with such critical issues as technology and manufacturing competitiveness, performance improvement, and identifying/evaluating new business opportunities. This promotion is recognition of Dilip’s exceptional competence, experience and dedication.

Through his work with Kline & Company, Dilip has directed or conducted hundreds of engagements that have included diagnosing clients’ internal operations, assessing competitors’ technology/manufacturing capabilities and costs, and providing recommendations to improve competitive position and profitability. These programs combine knowledge of the manufacturing and supply chain issues across various industry segments with skills in competitive intelligence, engineering, and business analysis.

“Dilip’s engaging, diligent and professional dedication to the interests of his clients has consistently resulted in significant contributions allowing the best results possible. Over the years, I have had many clients express their appreciation for his role in making their projects successful,” acknowledged Joe Tarantola, Chairman and CEO of Kline & Company. “This promotion is well deserved, and day-to-day operations are in good hands with Dilip at the helm of the practice."

To further strengthen its consulting business Kline has appointed Richard L. Buoni as the new Vice President – Chemicals, Kline Management Consulting.

Tarantola continues, "We are delighted to welcome Richard Buoni to our consulting business. Rich’s extensive career at the world's largest management consulting firm is a testament to his great understanding of the processes and strengths in finding innovative growth potential, which positively meshes with and augments Kline & Company's business strategy and client retention.”

In his latest positions as a Senior Manager at a leading global consultancy and a Senior Director at a leading global supplier of shrink management solutions, Richard has been responsible for strategy and operations, and enterprise applications practices focusing on serving clients in the consumer and industrial products industry and the execution of continuous improvement initiatives and delivery of business value across North American supply chain. Richard has over 20 years experience in consulting industry delivering solutions and leading initiatives across people, strategy, process and technology dimensions in the Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Consumer Products, Process Chemicals, Energy and Aerospace & Defense industries.

Richard holds an Executive Master’s in Technology Management degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, an MBA from Villanova University and BSChE from Drexel University.

Reinforcing Kline’s international credentials, reach and expertise, Jing Yuan brings invaluable business development experience accrued in China on behalf of several Fortune 500 companies for their consumer healthcare businesses, in addition to pertinent and prestigious brand and marketing management in the U.S. market. Jing's many consulting accomplishments were undertaken during her tenure with two of the world's largest consulting firms. In roles such as a Strategy and Business Architecture Manager and a China Strategy Group Consultant, she was assisting U.S. pharmaceutical businesses enter the European market, and was instrumental for various European and American companies establishing a lucrative foothold in China.

Her acumen, initiative and ability to accurately assess the bigger picture have seen her achieve great turnarounds and multiple high-value business successes.

Jing’s MBA in Marketing and Strategy was earned at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, culminating a formal education pursued in China.

Tarantola observes, “Kline is growing. These are universally challenging but exciting times, and we are investing in undisputed talent to better serve and anticipate the needs of our clients. Dilip, Richard, and Jing all bring accomplishment, expertise, and value that will invariably strengthen Kline’s abilities, reputation, and most importantly, the client’s experience.”

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 over 50 years. For more information, visit www.KlineGroup.com.

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