State of Tennessee


Director, State of Tennessee,

European Office

June 28, 2006

To Whom It May Concern

As European Representative for the Memphis Regional Chamber until 2005, and thereafter as Director for the State of Tennessee, European Office, head-quartered in Neuss/Germany, I have known Andrea Kastner for more than 3 years in her capacity as a Business Consultant.

We have had regular meetings and met at several occasions, trade fairs, and other business events. I have always appreciated and valued her professional advice as an experienced professional in various industry sectors. She did not have to, but when she came across a contact with a potential for a FDI project, she informed me of this opportunity.

Mrs. Kastner is a hard-working, creative and solution-oriented self-employed professional with a quality contact base both in Europe and in the United States. She has an extraordinary human resource and marketing/sales experience and is an excellent contract negotiator with superior written and verbal communication (English/German) skills.

She is highly respected, both as a person and a professional by her business partners and clients alike.

In closing the brief detailed recommendation, as stated above, based on my experience with her, I can unreservedly recommend Mrs. Kastner, to whom it may concern, for any intermediate or senior marketing position, being it employed or contracted to her as an independent business agency.

Rainer Heumann