October 18, 2010 – DHR International has acquired Minneapolis–based executive search firm Woessner & Associates, Inc. The firm has expertise in the industrial, financial services, retail, business services and technology industries. Ron Woessner, founder of Woessner & Associates, joins DHR as managing director of the Minneapolis office. In addition, Brad Johnson and Shawn Woessner both join DHR as executive vice presidents. “With over 60 years of combined executive search experience, the three principals of Woessner & Associates have established an outstanding track record of search completion, candidate success and tenure, as well as diversity placement rate,” said David H. Hoffmann, DHR International’s chairman and CEO. “Ron is a tremendous asset and will further our regional and global coverage through his leadership and expertise in the Minneapolis-St. Paul marketplace. Ron brings with him an experienced team of professionals who are a perfect cultural fit to the DHR family.” Mr. Woessner has been engaged in executive search for over 30 years, and served as president of Woessner & Associates since its inception in 1983. Mr. Johnson was a search consultant with Woessner & Associates for 19 years search with search experience that encompasses most industries, with concentrations in industrial and consumer products, technology and financial services. Mr. Woessner was a search consultant with Woessner & Associates specializing in executive-level searches in industrial, retail/consumer, financial services, and medical/healthcare corporations. Founded in 1989, DHR International is headquartered in Chicago and has more than 50 offices worldwide.