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National Adhesives Announces Partnership With SigmaFlow

Published on 2007-09-03. Author : SpecialChem

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- National Adhesives, a business unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, has formed a partnership with SigmaFlow to provide Six Sigma consulting services and integrated software to National Adhesives customers.

"Our ability to provide our customers with measurable performance improvement is vital," said John Meccia, Business Director, Paper Converting Adhesives, National Adhesives. "After testing and refining our performance improvement offering, we are partnering with SigmaFlow to expand these benefits."

The development of this partnership will enhance the capabilities of National Adhesives' Process Solutions Group and create faster and more sustainable solutions for its customers, according to Meccia. SigmaFlow will be expanding and enhancing the services it provides, including adding George Pesansky as Vice President of SigmaFlow Solutions, to lead the partnership with National. Pesansky managed National Adhesives' Process Solutions Group, which has focused on bringing continuous improvement to customers and internal processes within National.

"This alliance will create a new level of process improvement services to National's customers," said Pesansky. "The economy of scale SigmaFlow brings to the table will give National access to software solutions, resources and training content for the execution of best practices and enterprise management of structured methodologies."

"This partnership is an evolution in our combined collaboration to generate measurable value for National Adhesives' customers. George is a thought leader in the industry, and is a strong addition to our management team," said Jay Holstine, President and CEO of SigmaFlow.

About SigmaFlow

As a leading provider of Business Performance Improvement Software, SigmaFlow delivers standards and productivity for company-wide process management, project management, and project execution and governance. Thousands of professionals at hundreds organizations such as Albertsons, ConocoPhillips, First Data Corporation, Merrill Lynch, Pratt & Whitney, The World Bank and Tyco International are deriving improved results from SigmaFlow software every day.

About National Adhesives

National Adhesives is a unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, which had worldwide sales of $3.7 billion in 2006. National Adhesives offers hot melt, liquid emulsion and solvent-borne solution adhesives to customers worldwide. National Adhesives' products are based on polyurethane, acrylic, rubber, ethylene vinyl acetate, epoxy, polyvinyl acetate and starch and dextrin chemistries. National has its headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ, and is a member of the ICI Group.

Source: National Starch and Chemical Company

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