The Triangle Package Machinery Co. hired Rich Charleston as a PMMI certified trainer and field service technician.

The Chicago-based company hired Charleston to work in Raleigh, N.C., where he will offer training and service to Triangle’s customers nationwide.

Charleston will be responsible for building and maintaining Triangle’s Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) certified trainer program, as well as technical service and support. Trainers help packagers improve safety, efficiency and productivity, and lower their costs and downtime, according to a news release.

Charleston has 12 years of experience in technical and field support and machine building.

Triangle manufactures vertical form fill seal bag machines, combination weighers, bag-in-box systems and depositing systems.