Triangle Package Machinery Company announced Ralph Hernandez, vice president of sales and marketing, has retired after seven years with the company. 

With over 35 years of experience in various areas of the packaging machinery industry, Hernandez’s career in packaging is defined by his strengths in sales and marketing. These strengths were cultivated by his experience in manufacturing, engineering and management. 

“Ralph has done a fantastic job of increasing Triangle’s brand awareness and continuing to strengthen the sales team in order to promote long-term partnerships and the longevity of the company,” said Bryan L. Muskat, CEO of Triangle. “We wish him the best as he begins this exciting new chapter.”

At Triangle, Hernandez was responsible for developing strategic sales and marketing plans, as well as managing a high-performing sales team. Prior to Triangle, he worked in various sales and operations management roles. Hernandez served as the president and general manager of U.S. operations for Eirich Mixers in Libertyville, Illinois. He also held positions at companies such as Thiele Engineering Co., SWF Companies, BluePrint Automation and Schneider Packaging Equipment Co., Inc.  

About Triangle 
 Founded in 1923, Triangle Package Machinery Company provides sanitary food packaging equipment, including vertical form-fill-seal (VFFS) bag machines, combination weighers, horizontal cartoners and tray loading/depositing systems. Based in the U.S., the family-owned and operated company proudly offers packaging equipment designed for washdown environments and ships all parts direct from its 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Chicago. Today, Triangle’s third-generation uses their legacy of expertise to continue keeping food safe with proven engineering, quality manufacturing and strong customer support. Triangle machines are durable, accessible, endure the test of time, and are backed by a knowledgeable regional support team.