BlueLine Associates Opens Office on Centennial Campus

Consulting firm to work with NC State’s College of Textiles on Six Sigma and other business improvement programs
May 24, 2011 - PRLog -- BlueLine Associates, a New Hampshire-based consulting firm specializing in Lean Six Sigma business process improvement and project management, has opened a new office on Centennial Campus, NC State University’s research park and technology campus.

The new office will be led by Seth Cotner, BlueLine’s Chief Operating Officer.

“We are excited about being on Centennial Campus,” said Cotner. “Not only does it give us an opportunity to network with other companies and individuals on campus, it also brings us closer to the university’s College of Textiles and its Six Sigma program.”

According to Cotner, the company chose to expand in the Triangle area because of its continued economic growth and its robust manufacturing and service industries.

The company provides a variety of consulting services and specializes in healthcare, information technology, banking/finance and insurance. BlueLine’s Lean Six Sigma business process improvement approach focuses on reducing defects, eliminating waste, improving quality, resulting in increased revenue or decreased expenditures.

BlueLine is partnering with the College of Textiles to provide facilitation, teaching, guidance and training services. In addition, the company has initiated an internship program where NC State students get real-world training in a consulting environment.

“We are delighted to have BlueLine Associates join us on Centennial,” said Dennis Kekas, associate vice chancellor in charge of partnership. “The College of Textiles offers one of the most robust Six Sigma programs in the country, and this just validates the kind of work they’re doing. Their vast network of companies and BlueLine’s singular expertise is a great combination moving forward.”

About BlueLine Associates
BlueLine Associates ( is a Business Process Improvement consulting firm that focuses on the process side of the delivery equation (which includes people, process and technology). By utilizing Lean, Six Sigma, and other continuous improvement methodologies and tools, BlueLine focuses to reduce defects, wait time, and other waste that are part of all processes.  

About Centennial Campus and NC State University
Centennial Campus ( is an internationally recognized 1,314-acre research park and technology campus owned and operated by North Carolina University. Home to more than 60 corporate, government and non-profit partners, such as Red Hat, ABB, and the USDA, collaborative research projects vary from nanofibers and secure open systems technology to serious gaming and biomedical engineering. Four university college programs also have a significant presence on campus – College of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Textiles and the College of Education. NC State is one of the top research universities in the country, with expenditures in research approaching more than $325 million annually. The university ranks third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures. (
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