Minitab Inc. is a privately owned company headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania, with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia. Minitab also has representatives and distributors in countries around the world.
Minitab® Statistical Software was developed in 1972 by three statistics instructors at Penn State University. One of the original developers, Barbara Ryan, is Minitab's president and CEO.
Minitab quickly became and remains the world's leading software for teaching statistics. More students worldwide have learned statistics using Minitab than any other software.
Minitab also is the software used most often in Six Sigma, the world’s leading quality improvement methodology.
More than 450 companies in the Fortune 500 use Minitab, and virtually all major quality improvement training and consulting organizations use and recommend the company’s software.
In 2007, Minitab received the Customer Value Leadership award from Frost & Sullivan, the world’s leading growth consulting company. Also in 2007 The Wall Street Journal named Minitab a finalist in its ranking of Top Small Workplaces in North America.
Minitab Inc. is a certified Women's Business Enterprise and a worldwide member of the Business Software Alliance.