SIGMA maintains valuable strategic alliances with other organizations to provide our members with services and benefits above and beyond what SIGMA offers. Think of these partners as an extension of SIGMA – part of what you get as a benefit for your dues and participation.
Rocky Sickmann, Anheuser-Busch Inc., National Retail Sales
Based in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch is the leading American brewer, holding a 47.7 percent share of U.S. beer sales to retailers. The company brews Budweiser and Bud Light, two of the world’s largest-selling beers. Anheuser-Busch is a major manufacturer of aluminum cans and has been a leading aluminum recycler for more than 30 years. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the leading global brewer, and continues to operate under the Anheuser-Busch name and logo.
Bruce Bates, VP Sales & Marketing, (254) 771-7131
PDI delivers enterprise-wide software and services that meet the specialized needs of convenience store retailers and wholesale petroleum marketers. Worldwide, over 325 companies rely on PDI’s systems to automate key business processes. PDI continually enhances offerings to leverage new technologies and industry standards in areas such as retail automation, decision support, fuel management, workforce support, and financial reporting. PDI’s vision for the future is to maximize the use of emerging technologies to create innovative solutions for our customers. With more than 25 years of experience, PDI is committed to unparalleled customer service and dedicated to the success of our customers in the convenience retail and petroleum wholesale industries.
Nate Oland, Special Projects Manager - Marketing, (800)533-0472
Federated Insurance specializes in business insurance for the petroleum marketing industry. By evaluating losses and exposures, we will partner with you to create a customized insurance and risk management strategy for your company. All SIGMA members can take advantage of our Risk Management Academy classes to help control your insurance costs. At Federated, it's our business to protect yours!"
Karen Madden, Exec. VP and Oil and Gas, (800) 391-1175
Marketers will maximize profits, gain efficiencies and reduce manual processing with Schneider Electric’s array of real-time supply chain and market intelligence services. Schneider Electric is a global company with more than 130,000 employees in over 100 countries and is at the center of the downstream oil and gas supply chain — managing more than 80% of the pricing, BOL and billing transaction interchange conducted in North America every day. Our focus is bringing upstream information and downstream intelligence together, so customers can optimize business decisions.
Tom Kelso, Managing Director & Principal, Head of Downstream Energy & Retail Group,
Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Retail Group (“Downstream Energy Group") is recognized as the national leader in providing financial and transactional advisory services to companies in the downstream energy and multi-site retail industries. Since the Downstream Energy Group's inception in 1996, we have successfully completed more than 140 engagements, with a total transaction value of nearly $5.5 billion. The industry segments we serve include Convenience Retailing, Petroleum Marketing & Distribution, Propane Distribution, Heating Oil Distribution, Lubricants Distribution, Petroleum Transportation & Logistics, Petroleum Storage, Oilfield Services, Renewable Fuels, Food Service and Specialty Retail. For additional information, please visit www.matrixcmg.com.