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About SigmaPro

SigmaPro was set up in December 2000 in the USA as a management consulting firm specialising in the integration of Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma (DfSS), and Lean Improvement to optimise shareholder value. SigmaPro was founded by Dr. Douglas Mader, one of the leading visionaries and technologists in the Six Sigma field and personally involved in the development of Six Sigma at Motorola during the 1980s. Dr Mader later worked for SSRI and, as a lead consultant for the American Society for Quality, helped establish the way Six Sigma is practised today throughout the world.

Since then, SigmaPro has grown to become a truly global player with offices in many parts of the world. Our collaborative approach allows us to share valuable insights and experiences across the SigmaPro network, whilst the independence of each area ensures localised products and services can be provided to our clients. This combination ensures references unmatched by our competitors.

SigmaPro's fundamental business objective is to help organisations maximise shareholder value through the successful deployment of Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) and the Lean approach. We have created a comprehensive portfolio of products and services, designed to enable rapid deployment of organisation-wide business improvement initiatives that generate a return on investment for your organisation.

We understand that improvement comes from the people involved in the process, and our approach to Lean Six Sigma training and consulting enables you to create sustainable improvements, rather than us "fixing it for you".

We are 100% committed to providing you with the support, tools and methods necessary to stay ahead of the competition and maximise the effectiveness of your operations. Quite simply, we put your needs first.

Our mission is to help others achieve breakthrough performance improvement

"By creating sustainable value we aim to become the worldwide supplier of choice for our clients, whilst being a great place to work for our people, and contributing to society as a whole."



We're passionate about what we do. We believe in our products, our services and ourselves. We will promise excellence and deliver on our promises.


We see our clients as our partners. We will create value for them by providing premium products and services that truly meet their needs in a timely and responsive manner.


We will work as a team, support each other, communicate effectively and give honest feedback. Our goal is to develop our people so that they can become the best they can be.


We strive to achieve effective and efficient processes. Continual innovation and improvement in all that we do ensures the development of our organisation and partners.


Our goal is to achieve a level of performance that will provide a fair reward for all our stakeholders and allow us to invest in the future.


We recognise our role in our profession and the community. We will actively participate in sharing information and knowledge, and contributing to society as a whole.

We would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to some of our people. They are responsible for delivering our Lean Six Sigma improvement programmes, either delivered as in-house training and consulting, or through our public programmes.

Chris Rees - Director of UK Operations

Chris is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt, and has developed and delivered training on such subjects as Six Sigma, TQM, IS09000, TS16949, Business Process Improvement, Process Auditing and many others. His consulting activities have included implementing management systems to meet ISO9001 and TS16949, setting up business improvement and lean programmes for both large and small organisations, developing business strategies and supporting project teams on many initiatives.

Prior to joining SigmaPro he was a Director of Systems Advance, and was instrumental in developing and implementing improvement programmes for various companies including Rainford Group, Caradon Mira, Moss Plastic Parts, and Lucas Automotive. Chris has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Birmingham University, and an MBA from Aston Business School in Birmingham. In his spare time Chris enjoys martial arts and tennis.

Bill McIntyre - Master Black Belt

Bill McIntyre is an experienced Master Black Belt and consultant with in depth knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma. Bill has provided Lean and Six Sigma training and consultancy to businesses across the world, including Vestas Wind Systems, Schering Plough, RAC, BT, Network Rail and Barclaycard.

Prior to joining SigmaPro, Bill was Head of Business Improvement and Six Sigma for BSI leading a team of 5 Master Black Belts. Bill also has experience in leading functions in materials management and storage & distribution.

Kevin Holmes - Master Black Belt

Kevin Holmes is a certified SigmaPro Lean/dMAIC Six Sigma Black Belt and Design for Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Kevin has added significant value to many Six Sigma deployments by mentoring Black Belts and accelerating projects through dMAIC and DfSS phases. Kevin is an experienced, highly respected trainer who has taught Lean / dMAIC and DfSS methodologies to hundreds of Executives, Black Belts and Green Belts across Europe.

Prior to joining SigmaPro, Kevin worked for Textron as a Six Sigma Black Belt, and was previously head of UK Sales for Textron. Prior to this, Kevin worked for Stanadyne Automotive Corporation. Kevin has a BSc in Engineering from the University of Exeter, and an MBA from Bradford University.

Stephen Mathews - Leadership and Change Management Consultant

Stephen Mathews has more than 30 years' experience leading people development and corporate organisational improvement programmes.

Stephen's particular area of expertise is helping individuals and groups to improve the way they manage relationships to improve performance. He has gained a reputation for both an effective and efficient approach to Business Psychology through a variety of feedback methods in groups, between peers and in 1:1 mentoring to improve individual levels of satisfaction and the contribution of teams.

Using his unique skill set with board members, senior management teams, and individuals, Stephen enables successful organisational culture change, high performance team development and leadership development.

Stephen has worked worldwide, with companies of all sizes, in support of a wide range of business improvement initiatives, such as: Strategy Development and Implementation, Business Excellence, Six Sigma, Process Redesign, and Performance Enhancement. Stephen's business experience spans fields as diverse as: petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, banking, defence, education, food, engineering, telecommunications, and the public sector.

Dr David Cowburn - Lean Six Sigma Specialist

David has 25 years of running companies to Managing Director level and is experienced in utilising Lean Six Sigma in a wide variety of businesses including, manufacturing, process industry, service, and administrative.

In a people based hands-on style, he works and trains at all levels in an organisation from Board to shop floor to bring about rapid measurable step changes in performance.

David was originally trained in the Toyota Production System and has since developed a high level blend of Lean and Six Sigma philosophies and tools through working with businesses all around the World.

Training and consulting is a highly competitive industry and with such a variety of choice it can sometimes be daunting to choose a provider to move forward with. It can help to think of your choice of consulting partner as an investment decision for your business. At SigmaPro we've identified seven great reasons for choosing us.

1. Proven Experience

We have accumulated 100's of years of experience in Lean, Six Sigma and Business Improvement and have trained over 10,000 people worldwide at all levels for many of the world's top companies.

2. Commitment

We want to discuss your situation and your requirements with you to ensure we find the best possible solution for your particular business situation. We see our clients as our partners, creating value by providing premium products and services that truly meet your needs in a timely and responsive manner.

3. Integrated Experience

Our programmes are designed by practitioners for practitioners. We care about the theory but practical application is paramount. To ensure we come up with a solution that meets your precise needs, we integrate the best of Lean, Six Sigma and other improvement methods into our approach, putting you into a position where you can sustain the improvement without our continuous help.

4. People

We carefully select all our people. Our trainers and consultants have excellent academic skills and in-depth practical experience to provide you with unrivalled expertise. Our commitment to the ongoing development of our people helps to ensure we provide the best possible service.

5. Track Record Of Success

Over recent years we have helped many companies to increase revenues, improve customer satisfaction, enhance workforce productivity, reduce capital spend and improve lead times. Our clients include global players and many ambitious smaller companies, and span sectors from finance, through manufacturing to service and health care.

6. Innovation

We continuously invest in the development of our training programmes. Our curriculum is based on detailed research into what truly works, and so creates value that is beyond the standard offerings used by many of our competitors. Our portfolio of services incorporates interactive training, e-learning, energising simulations and leading edge learning methods to ensure clear understanding for our students.

7. Return On Investment (ROI)

Industry surveys show that the average Lean Six Sigma project is worth at least £100,000 to an organisation and we will enable you to unlock this potential. Many of our clients quote examples with far higher returns.

For the very best global training, consulting and certification programs in Lean Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (DfSS), please contact one of SigmaPro's international offices listed below:

Europe, Middle East & Africa

SigmaPro Spain

World Trade Center Muelle de Barcelona
Edif. Sur, 2ª Planta C.P.
Tel: 692220556

SigmaPro France

8 Rue Victor Hugo
Tel: 0640199051

SigmaPro United Kingdom

The Firs Barston Lane
Barston, Solihull
B92 0JP
United Kingdom
Tel : +44 (0)1676 532470
Fax : +44 (0)1676 534544

SigmaPro Germany

18 94351
Tel : +49 (0) 9420.801055
Fax : +49 (0) 9420.801056

SigmaPro Middle East

SigmaPro UAE

Flat 404, Fourth Floor
Al Essa Building Firj Murar
Dubai United Arab Emirates
Tel : +971 (4) 2735628
Fax : +971 (4) 2735629

North & South America

SigmaPro USA

2038 Vermont Drive
Suite 207 Fort Collins
Tel : +1.970.207.0077 FREE
Fax : +1.970.207.0078

SigmaPro Americas - Monterrey Office

Torre Dataflux
Piso 11 Batallon de San Patricio
#109 Col. Valle Oriente
San Pedro Garza Garcia
N.L. Mexico C.P.
Tel : +52 (81) 8625.6800
Fax : +52 (81) 8625.6599

SigmaPro Caribbean

6 Morning Star Avenue
Sunrise Park
Trinidad & Tobago
Tel : +868.640.1097
Fax : +868.640.5721

SigmaPro Americas - Mexico City Office

Torre Acros
Paseo de los Tamarindos
400-A Piso 5
Col. Bosques de las Lomas Del. Miquel Hidalgo
Mexico, D.F.
C.P. 05120
Tel : +52 (55) 33005125
Fax : +52 (55) 33005010

Asia, Australia and the Pacific

SigmaPro India

Siddharth Towers Building #1
Suite 525 S. No.12
3B, Kothrud Pune 411 029
Tel : +91 (20) 25453976
Fax : +91 (20) 66033060

SigmaPro Southeast Asia

SigmaPro Thailand

64/35 Samwa Road
Bangchan Klongsamwa
Tel : +66 (2) 9062170
Fax : +66 (2) 9062171

Toshiba Sigma Consulting

222-0035 Yokohama
Kohoku-Ku 555 Toriyama-Cho
Tel : +81 (45) 475-8275
Fax : +81 (45) 475-2431