May 8, 2013 – DHR International has expanded its European industrial practice with the appointment of Thorsten Otremba as executive vice president. Based in the firm’s Frankfurt office, he will focus on expanding DHR’s presence in the automotive industry in Europe. Originally with BMW, Mr. Otremba has spent the last nine years working for Germany-based executive search firm, Kienbaum, where he was responsible for developing new key accounts in the automotive industry. Frank Smeekes, DHR International board member, managing director for Europe and a member of DHR’s global industrial practice, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our European and Frankfurt centers of automotive excellence through Thorsten’s appointment. His deep knowledge of the industry globally as well as the dominant German automotive executive talent market make him a valuable addition to our team.” Founded in 1989, DHR International is headquartered in Chicago and has more than 50 offices worldwide.