TAUNTON, MASS. — Steve Silva has been named regional sales manager, Western states, for Harpak-ULMA. Mr. Silva will be based out of Oregon and his territory will cover Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Mr. Silva has worked for Ross Industries as their West coast sales manager where he increased both U.S. and South American sales while building working relationships with major companies. He also brings his prior experience, which includes several years at Risco USA Corp., a manufacturer of food processing equipment and vacuum stuffers, where he was the West coast sales manager. He managed sales in seven states and developed business in the Hispanic and Asian markets.

Mr. Silva attended Cabrillo College in California for business and marketing. He is tri-lingual, being able to speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.