HDS to Expand CPP’s Presence in Mexico, Offer Myers-Briggs® Certification Programs in Spanish

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, July 18, 2012—CPP, Inc. (www.cpp.com), an industry leader in research, training, and organizational development tools, including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) assessment, today named workforce training consultancy Human Development Solutions (HDS) as an authorized distributor of its products in Mexico. HDS, which has a distinguished success record of helping organizations in Mexico more effectively leverage their talent, will also provide the first-ever Spanish-language MBTI certification training programs in Mexico starting in January 2013.

Beginning July 1, 2012, HDS will leverage its expertise in providing coaching, organizational development consulting, and training workshops to offer companies operating within Mexico training applications centered on CPP’s MBTI, FIRO®, and Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) products. HDS will demonstrate the value of these assessments for conflict management, communication, team-building, and decision-making applications. While HDS will initially distribute only MBTI, TKI, and FIRO products, the agreement paves the way for distribution of other CPP products, such as the CPI™ and Strong Interest Inventory® assessments, in the near future.

“Because the market for human resources products in Mexico continues to gain momentum, it was important for us to partner with an organization that could not only sell our products, but also help companies understand how to apply organizational development tools to address their challenges,” said Jeff Hayes, president, CPP. “HDS, with its considerable consulting expertise within Mexico, as well as with U.S.-based and multinational companies, is well suited to help companies realize the vast untapped potential of their workforces.”

The appointment of HDS as a distributor is an important step in CPP’s larger strategic focus to distribute its products in Central and South America. Additionally, the prominence of multinational companies in Mexico enables HDS to leverage CPP’s U.S. relationships to penetrate the workforce training and development market within Mexico.

HDS brings to its partnership with CPP deep expertise in the challenges faced by state and local governments, state-owned companies, multinational companies (including U.S.-based organizations), and organizations in the education, manufacturing, and oil and gas sectors. The CPP–HDS agreement also extends CPP’s penetration with HDS’ customers.

“Operating as they do within the world’s 11th-largest economic power, which is a favored destination for foreign investment, Mexico’s businesses stand to greatly benefit from the insight of CPP’s products,” said Guadalupe Lepe, managing director, HDS. “The market is just awakening to the potential of psychometric assessment-based products to tap individual talents.”

HDS will work with CPP to offer Spanish translations of the MBTI assessment and certification program in Mexico, complementing the existing suite of MBTI and TKI materials. While the distribution agreement provides for the sale of CPP products in Mexico, HDS will also offer companies in nearby countries access to certification training in Spanish