CHICAGO — Triangle Package Machinery Company announced late November the appointment of Michael Small as director of operations. Small brings more than 30 years of manufacturing and management experience to his new role.

Small will oversee production, manufacturing and assembly at Triangle, including improving overall efficiencies and expanding capacity at the company’s 120,000-square-foot facility in Chicago.

Michael Small, director of operations at Triangle Package Machinery Company.Michael Small, director of operations at Triangle Package Machinery Company. (Source: Triangle) 

“Mike is an accomplished management professional with a distinguished career in operations management for over three decades, and a performance record to show it,” stated N’Gai Merrill, chief operating officer at Triangle. “His strong record of results-oriented performance, such as improving efficiencies and materials utilization, is a testament to his operational management and leadership skills.”

Small previously served as plant manager for a leading supplier of ring carrier multi-packaging systems for 17 years. Earlier in his career, he served in production supervision and operations coordination roles. Some of his skills include extensive value chain management experience, manufacturing efficiency optimization, inventory control, quality, safety and customer satisfaction, according to Triangle.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Eastern Illinois University.

Triangle Package Machinery Company was founded in 1923 and provides washdown-ready packaging equipment to several industries, including pet food and treat processing.

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