SPOT Radio

Let's talk about custom medical device packaging thermoforming

March 29, 2021 Season 3 Episode 5
SPOT Radio
Let's talk about custom medical device packaging thermoforming
Show Notes

On this episode of SPOT radio, Charlie Webb speaks with the technical sales team at Merrill's Packaging. Dan Kelly, Andy D'Esposito CPP, and Kevin Scott provide insight on the process of custom medical thermoforming. This year Merrill's is celebrating its 60th year and is a custom thermoformer based in the California Bay Area with a second location in Costa Rica. They have a custom medical thermoforming focus plus also form food, retail, and electronic packaging. Through the years, they have become a trusted leader in thermoforming, supplying many of the world's largest medical companies.

Guest Descriptions:

Dan Kelly Soon after graduating college in the mid-'90s with a BS in Engineering, Dan moved into a project management/application's engineering role with a top packaging machinery manufacturer in Cape Cod, MA.  Soon thereafter he transitioned to a sales role and promoted their business in Europe. In the early 2000's Dan moved back to the states and has been in the custom thermoforming environment ever since.  Dan enjoys the healthcare side of packaging as it continuously evolving to better serve the patient.  In his spare time, Dan enjoys coaching youth basketball, boating, running road races, and spending time with his wife and their 2 children. 

Andy D'Esposito CPP graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1981 with a degree in Marketing.  After that, he started working in the packaging industry and has been for 40 years with the last 11 years in Medical Packaging.  He is on the board for IOPP in Southern California and also on the board for the ASTM F-02 group.  Andy received his Certified Packaging Professional certificate about 10 years ago and remains active in his local chapter.  His knowledge and experience in various packaging industries allow him to offer customers and prospects a myriad of advice and assistance in their efforts to develop various types of packaging.  Having worked for companies large and small he has developed a sales style that fits any sized company.  Andy was also part owner in a medium-sized retail thermoforming company in Southern California for 10 years and fully grasps the intricacies of running a business including accounting, human relations, marketing, production, quality control, and inventory management.  In his spare time, Andy enjoys boating, skiing, backpacking, golf, travel, and spending time with his family. 

Kevin Scott has been in custom thermoforming for close to 15 years with a short stint in pharmaceutical packaging. For the past ten years, his primary focus has been on medical & pharma packaging. Since graduating from NC State with an accounting degree in 2000, he has worked in plastics, starting with an injection molder in the accounting department and finding his calling in sales. When he isn't traveling for work or pleasure, he is an avid runner and enjoys professional boxing in his free time. He lives in Raleigh, NC, with his family. 





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