1aac2025-0793-4aae-aeb3-d070ba6581aeDuring the 2015 Loras College Business Analytics Symposium held March 25, 2015 Loras College President Jim Collins (’84) and Pella Corporation CEO Pat Meyer announced a strategic partnership focused on strengthening the connection between Pella’s business objectives and Loras’ academic programs in analytics. This new partnership will explore how to use analytics better across a variety of scenarios including customer experience, product innovation and process efficiency at Pella Corporation.
“Our partnership with Pella Corporation is a testament to their keen awareness of the power and the need for the integration of analytics into the culture of a company,” said Collins.
A leader in the window and door industry, Pella Corporation uses analytics daily in every facet of its business to create efficiencies and support business decisions.  According to Meyer, “Building a great customer experience is fundamental to Pella Corp. From building a better window or door to the final installation in a customer’s home or business, the data we gather and interpret helps us create and reform our processes and experiences.”
The partnership between Loras College and Pella Corporation will support Pella’s business model of analytic integration into the company’s culture through ongoing training and research.  Loras’ Center for Business Analytics will provide Pella Corporation with educational tools and research they need to expand and innovate as they continue to build their analytical culture.
Collins commented, “Loras College developed the Center for Business Analytics to address the growing need for data-informed decision-making in all sectors of business. Educating the workforce of today and tomorrow in the importance of analytic culture and providing new employees with strong analytical skills will help businesses and local economies grow. “
Loras College and Pella Corp. will work together to build brand awareness of the opportunities analytics provides as well as educate Pella’s new and existing workforce on improved techniques in the field.