BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – July 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Adhesives, a business unit of National Starch and Chemical Company, has formed a partnership with SigmaFlow to provide Lean Six Sigma consulting services and integrated software to National Adhesives customers.

(c) Send2Press“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 Customer 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 such as enterprise management of structured methodologies and enterprise supply chain FMEAs.”

“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 portfolio management, and project execution and compliance. 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. For more information visit www.sigmaflow.com.

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.

National Starch and Chemical Company is dedicated to meeting the needs and expectations of customers without compromising its commitment to sustainability. National Starch supports sustainability through its continuous efforts to improve the safety, health and environment of the communities in which it operates. For detailed information on National Starch’s sustainability program, visit www.nationalstarch.com.

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