Triangle Package Machinery Co., has named Ralph Hernandez vice president of sales and marketing.

In a news release, officials with the Chicago-based Triangle cited Hernandez for his more than 30 years of packaging machinery industry sales and marketing experience.

Hernandez worked in engineering, manufacturing and general management as well as other areas for packaging machinery companies including Thiele Engineering Co., SWF Companies, BluePrint Automation and Schneider Packaging, according to the release.

He also developed strategic plans and established domestic and international distribution networks, according to the release.

“Ralph has an extensive sales and marketing background in the packaging industry and will assist us to ensure that Triangle remains competitive and continues to be a market leader,” Bryan Muskat, president, said in the release.

Founded in 1923, Triangle manufactures vertical form fill seal bag machines, combination weighers, horizontal cartoning/bag-in-box systems and tray loading/depositing systems.