Kline’s New Delhi Office Grows to Meet Customer Demand

LITTLE FALLS, NJ, November 1, 2006 – Kline & Company, Inc., a leading international management consulting and market research firm, today announced it has expanded the staff in its India office and its U.S. headquarters with several new hires.

“We’ve assembled a team of experienced professionals in our India office to help us deliver the level of service that our global customer base has come to expect from Kline,” says Eric Vogelsberg, senior vice president of Kline’s Global Consulting division. “We’ve found consultants that have an intimate knowledge of regional and global markets for many of the industries we serve.”

Three new senior-level consultants have been hired in Kline’s India office. Hemant Sharma joins Kline’s Manufacturing Economics practice. Sharma previously worked with Rohm and Haas as a production process leader responsible for production, manpower, and materials planning and scheduling.

Preeti Behl will work primarily on consumer-products-related projects with the Kline Research and Kline Global Consulting divisions. Prior to joining Kline, she completed several projects in the consumer products, pharmaceuticals, and biotech fields for RocSearch, a business research firm based in New Delhi.

Rubal Bajaj brings experience in the consumer goods, telecommunications, IT, and oil and gas industries to Kline’s Consumer Products practice. He joins Kline from Evalueserve, an international business research firm, where he advanced to the level of project leader.

Kline’s India office has also added three other consultants. Manotosh Mondal will work primarily with the Chemicals and Materials practice for Kline Research. He joins Kline from Ducker Worldwide, where he served as a market analyst.

Hari Desai joins Kline from Frost & Sullivan, where he authored syndicated research studies focusing on product and market trends, business development strategies, and competitor and end-use analyses. He will focus on projects for the Consumer Products practice for Kline Research.

Upshi Dhar has joined Kline’s Petroleum and Energy practice. Prior to accepting a position at Kline, she worked as a sales executive at Bharat Shell, where she developed customized product solutions for clients, handling OEM relationships, sales forecasting, and planning.

Saurabh Gupta has also been hired by Kline India as a production assistant for Kline Research and Kline Global Consulting projects. Nikhil Sahay joins the IT group as a programmer/analyst. Both will provide support for Kline’s locations across the globe.

In addition to the new hires in India, Kline has expanded the staff in its U.S. headquarters. Eric Chester has joined Kline Global Consulting as a senior consultant. He previously worked with Booz Allen Hamilton and brings expertise in analyzing several industries, including the automotive and pharmaceutical markets.

“India is clearly a growth market for many of the industries that we provide our services to, and having experienced resources there is key to our long-term business plans in the region,” says Jonathan Goldhill, senior vice president of Kline Management Consulting. “The depth of skills and knowledge these new hires bring to Kline will definitely help us to help our clients execute their global business strategies.”

Established in 1959, Kline & Company (www.klinegroup.com) is a global management consulting and market research firm serving the specialty chemicals, life sciences, consumer products, and energy industries. The firm is headquartered in Little Falls, NJ, and has offices in Brussels, Shanghai, New Delhi, and Tokyo, as well as affiliates across the globe.

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