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April 2, 2011

Barry Kozloff
Selection Research International, Inc. (SRI)
535 Donne Ave
St. Louis, MO 63130-3918 USA

Dear Barry:

This letter is to acknowledge the outstanding services Selection Research International (SRI) provided to Siemens VDO Automotive in the U.S. As you know, Siemens VDO Automotive, a multinational engineering and manufacturing company, consistently had dozens of world-wide expatriate positions available as part of the business strategy.

In conjunction with business growth and significant acquisitions, the USA headquarters had opportunity to place mid-level executives into countries for which no previous U.S. assignments had been made. Siemens VDO decided that the costs of assignment and the risks of repatriation were high enough that we wanted a rigorous review of the prospect’s suitability for these assignments.

We identified SRI as a leader in the field of global assessment interviews and assessments used for expatriate selection, talent development, and foreign assignments for employees. SRI, we found, had unique qualifications to assess expatriates and their families for accompanied and unaccompanied assignments.

With a high degree of quality and detail, SRI quickly and efficiently launched their comprehensive approach. We experienced a client-focused, appropriately aggressive, assessment that yielded information that we could not have observed or gathered using the resources the HR department had available. SRI’s provided timely quantitative and qualitative information for which our HR department and executives could incorporate into assignment decisions. Our employees and their families received candid and clear feedback; with comments that they gained greater insight into their family dynamics that helped them with their assignment decisions.

As the leader of the America’s Headquarters & Central Service Human Resources Department at Siemens VDO Automotive, I experienced SRI’s value added to selection decisions. Our employees benefitted from clear developmental input. And, we averted expatriate assignment derailment costs.

Based upon our experience with Selection Research International (SRI), I have often recommended your services to colleagues, and will continue to use SRI for high-quality and customer-responsive assessment, development and mobility decisions.

Very truly yours,

Mark Behe, SPHR
Director, Human Resources