M. Holland Company Announces New Hire To Expand Medical Plastics Distribution

August 3, 2017 • Posted in News

M. Holland announces the hire of Josh Blackmore to expand distribution and create a seamless purchasing experience for medical plastics customers.

Northbrook, IL, August 3, 2017 — M. Holland Company, a leading distributor of thermoplastic resin, announces the hire of Josh Blackmore as the company’s Global Healthcare Manager. Blackmore’s role is to expand M. Holland’s plastics distribution and create a seamless purchasing experience for medical customers.

Blackmore’s hire is part of M. Holland’s strategy to expand targeted services and products for key end markets. Blackmore will join the company’s newly formed Business Development Group and coordinate sales and sourcing strategy efforts to propel M. Holland as the plastics leader within the medical market.

“Medical plastics customers want resins that meet their medical device needs for fit, form and function. They also want plastics that can pass rigorous regulatory testing and won’t change their formula over time,” explains John Zessin, M. Holland’s Director of New Business Development. “We believe M. Holland can offer a variety of trusted medical-grade plastics and are happy to have Josh on board to help optimize our processes and create a better, more seamless purchasing experience for customers.”

Blackmore comes from RTP Company (RTP) where he was the Global Healthcare Manager for more than 11 years. He was responsible for creating and implementing a strategic global plan to establish RTP as a leader in the medical industry, developing and coaching the company’s medical sales team and managing the global project pipeline.

“I’m looking forward to working with M. Holland to create the best medical plastics sales force in the industry,” said Blackmore. “M. Holland is applying resources and investments to markets that are key to our supplier and customer base, including medical. I’m committed to being an integral force in our efforts to engineer the industry-leading product portfolio, technical services and commercial resources that our medical plastic resin customers and suppliers trust.”

Prior to RTP, Blackmore held positions at Magline, Inc., GE and The Dow Chemical Company. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.


M. Holland is the largest privately held international distributor of plastic resin. We help suppliers find the most strategic channels for their material, help customers improve their sourcing and supply chains, and help our people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships has formed the core of our heritage, our culture, and our vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland sells in excess of 1.4 billion pounds of resin to more than 4,000 customers annually. To learn more, visit www.mholland.com. Follow M. Holland on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


Caitlin New
INK (for M. Holland)

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