Application Development Supervisor, 12 years at Sigma-Aldrich
Previous position at
Senior ABAP Developer
Working at Sigma-Aldrich has given me the opportunity to not only enhance my technical abilities, but to lead others. I’ve learned how to work with global teams and processes that have allowed me to develop a well-rounded view of our global market place. My initial position at Sigma-Aldrich was limited to maintaining and developing software and now I have the ability to manage projects and staff resources. This has allowed me to truly explore my full potential.
Sigma-Aldrich is a leading life sciences
and high technology company. With
8,000 employees, Sigma-Aldrich
is a leader in bringing new ideas and
products to market- globally.
Sigma-Aldrich facility in Buchs, Switzerland
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Enabling Science to Improve the Quality of Life
Through our strong foundation and proven track record of success, enhanced by innovation and the development of new technologies, Sigma-Aldrich® is committed to being the preferred partner for our customers’ research and fine chemical needs.
Aldrich Building, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Our strong foundation in Chemistry, Life Science and High Technology supports continued growth and expansion into both new geographic and technological areas.
From small beginnings, an industry leader was born.
Products had become scarce during the depression and the needs in the US Midwest presented a market opportunity. In 1934, two chemical engineers, Aaron Fischer and Bernard Fischlowitz formed a partnership to parent the newly formed Sigma Chemical Company, which manufactured cosmetics, shoe dressings and cardboard adhesives. Later during World War II, Sigma became the leading manufacturer of the sugar substitute Saccharin.
Acting on the premise that chemists needed a wider array of research chemicals and better service, Alfred Bader and Jack Eisendrath founded Aldrich Chemical Company, Inc. in 1951. This premise carried the company through international expansion in 1959 and is with the company today.
Both companies pursued a common mission of advancing research through their products, which was also reflected in their respective mission statements “It is a pleasure doing business with Sigma” and “Chemists helping Chemists” at Aldrich. Both Sigma and Aldrich grew independently servicing two different types of researchers - Sigma serving primarily Biochemists and Aldrich Serving Organic Chemists. Thus began a long tradition of trust and brand loyalty between researchers and the two companies.
Sigma and Aldrich merged in 1975, joining the leading biochemical company with the leading organic chemical company, to create Sigma-Aldrich, Inc.
Sigma-Aldrich/SAFC Facility, Carlsbad, California
Today, Sigma-Aldrich is a leading life science and high technology company with about 8,000 employees operating around the world. We continue to accelerate customers’ success through innovative products, customized solutions and unsurpassed service.
Sigma-Aldrich is considered one of the most profitable chemical companies in the world and is listed on NASDAQ (SIAL). With the most comprehensive and innovative product offering, including over 187,000 chemicals and 40,000 laboratory equipment items, Sigma-Aldrich is a reliable resource for scientists around the world. We remain focused on helping researchers find solutions that will improve the quality of life worldwide.
Each day, Sigma-Aldrich ships more than 32,000 order lines to customers worldwide.
Whether it’s a scientist in the lab, or a purchasing agent with a specific need, providing exceptional service and customized solutions are core values to our business. We serve approximately one million individual customers worldwide in over 97,000 accounts.
Where there is science, there is Sigma-Aldrich. Our customers include Pharmaceutical Companies, Diagnostics, Biotechnology Companies, Chemical and Allied Industrial Companies, Universities, Government Institutions, Not-for-Profit Organizations, Hospitals and Commercial Laboratories. Together, we are advancing life through life science!