3 questions with Kelly Wessner, GM of resin distributor Formerra

Formerra GM Kelly Wessner [Photo courtesy of Formerra]

Resin distributor Formerra (formerly Avient Distribution) rebranded in 2022 after private equity firm H.I.G. Capital bought the business from Avient Corp.

Romeoville, Illinois-based Formerra now distributes plastic and polymer products from more than 40 suppliers, helping medical device developers and manufacturers — including contract manufacturers — select the best materials for applications such as drug delivery, diabetes devices and remote patient monitoring.

This week, Formerra announced a new Nordic hub in Malmö, Sweden, to better serve customers in Europe. Medical Design & Outsourcing spoke with Formerra GM Kelly Wessner about the polymer distributor’s offerings and growth.

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