Meet our Global Team

With team members located in the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Asia, you will have in-region support with a vast amount of knowledge and skills ready to support your project. See who your representative is in this interactive map.

Kaelan Lee

North American Sales Manager –
USA West & Canada West

Peter Koolen

Sales Manager –
Europe

Dara Shabnam

Business Development Manager –
USA Midwest & Canada East

Joel Castanheira

Business Development Engineer –
Southern Europe

Joenard Camarista

Business Development Engineer –
Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

Erik Must

Business Development Engineer –
USA East

Sales Engineer

Daniel Martin

Business Development Engineer –
United Kingdom

Meet our Leadership Team

At Star, we have an international management team from all over the world that speak many languages. This global expertise allows us to provide a great service to customers all over the world.

Gordon Styles

Gordon Styles

President & CEO

Learn more about Gordon

Gordon Styles started out his career in 1983, at the age of 18, as a machining apprentice at his Father’s ten person precision engineering company. By 21, after the death of his Father, Gordon became owner and Managing Director. After years of struggling in an economically backward and industrially declining area, Gordon discovered 3D printing and soon became a national fast-growth high-tech success story as STYLES Rapid Prototyping Limited.

In 2000, the renamed 73-person STYLES Rapid Product Development Limited was sold to Japanese rapid prototyper ARRK. Gordon then went on to found another more traditional engineering company investing most of the proceeds from the first company, but sadly it failed within a few years. Disillusioned with the direction that UK industry and politics was taking, and fearing a huge recession, Gordon decided to try his luck in China.

Founded as a 3D printing and CNC machining company in Hong Kong in 2005, and later in 2007 in Zhongshan China; Star Rapid has grown organically from a one-person trading company to a 300-person manufacturing company. Having appointed a full management board, Gordon works as President and CEO of the company.

The goal now is to transform Star Rapid into a global example of excellence in Lean Manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Michele Mascolo

Global Marketing Director

Learn more about Michele

Michele Mascolo joined Star Rapid in March 2020 as Global Marketing Director.

Michele spent 8 years as a B2B marketer in China, crafting and executing long-term online and offline strategies to help companies raise awareness and drive engagement. Michele’s strengths are social media marketing, website optimization, UX/UI and content strategy.

Michele is originally from Italy, and has lived in Beijing and Shanghai. 

Human Resource Director

Jacky Zhu

Operations Director

Learn more about Jacky

Mr. Jacky Zhu is the Operations Director at Star Rapid. Jacky studied Computer Information Management at Soochow University in Jiangsu, and received his MBA from the City University of Macau. He has worked for many multinational companies including AMD, Datacolor, Philips, Ammeraal Beltech and Domino UK before joining Star Rapid.

Jacky has diverse experience in supply chain management, lean manufacturing, project management and ERP systems implementation. He will use these skills to help Star achieve its goals for zero delivery time and Industry 4.0. In his spare time Jacky likes football, badminton and traveling.

Elaine Du

Elaine Du

HR & Finance Director

Learn more about Elaine

Elaine Du joined Star Rapid in July 2018 as the HR & Finance Director. Elaine is from Shaanxi Province and studied International Accounting at Jilin University of Finance and Economics. She relocated to Zhuhai in 2002 and received her MBA from Jinan University in 2016.

She has a wealth of experience working in foreign-owned enterprises helping to control budgets, reduce costing and streamline financial operations. We know that she will be able to bring these same skills to Star.

In her spare time she goes to the gym and stays in shape with a private trainer. Elaine says, “Keeping fit has many benefits, but to me it’s more about reducing stress.”

Human Resource Director

Jason Yan

IT Director

Learn more about Jason

Jason Yan is the Director of the IT Department at Star Rapid, effective August 2019. He graduated from Sichuan Panzhihua University in July 2002 majoring in Electrical Systems. He has more than 16 years of experience in IT system management and enterprise digital transformation. Prior to joining Star, Jason worked as a project manager in Chengdu and as a Senior IT manager at one of the largest EMS companies in Zhuhai.

Jason says, “I hope to lead our IT team to provide professional, safe, stable and efficient IT solutions to enable Star’s future growth through digital transformation.”

Meet our Engineering Experts

We have a team of international engineers and experts ready to support you on your next project. 

Engineering Consultant

David Moir

OMOM Consultant

Learn more about David

David “Dave” Moir, from Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, has 25 years experience in Plastic Injection Mold Tool making.  Prior to joining Star in 2011, Dave worked for one of the most respected Rapid Tooling companies in the UK, designing and making injection mold tools to tight deadlines for some of the biggest companies in the world.  Dave has also worked in new product development and mold making for a medical device manufacturer and designing molds and programming 5 Axis machining centres for a specialist thermoforming Manufacturer.  

 

Today, once again serving some of the biggest companies in the world, Dave mentors a specialized team of toolmakers in Star’s Rapid Tooling department, set up by himself and our CEO and Founder Gordon Styles.  Dave is always available to help and advise our clients and support our sales team.

Human Resource Director

Ken Adams

Toolmaking and PIM Consultant

Learn more about Ken

Ken Adams, from the town of Clydebank, Scotland, joined Star Rapid as Toolmaking and Plastic Injection Molding Consultant in 2013. Ken has abundant experience in tool designing, tool making and plastic injection molding. He gained his Higher National Certificate after finishing the five-year apprenticeship program when he was twenty-one. An HNC combined with a hands-on apprenticeship was often considered a more useful qualification than an engineering degree.

 

Ken has worked for many companies in different countries, holding senior management positions leading design and manufacturing teams. New product introduction was his main focus and plastic moulding, metal pressing and metal casting were the main processes used. Now he is a consultant at Star Rapid as a mentor and advisor to our moulding and project management teams.

Human Resource Director

Kim Gao

Engineering Manager

Learn more about Kim

Kim Gao is Star Rapid’s engineering manager. Kim has a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering, and more than 10 years’ experience in new product introduction. He is dedicated to helping you bring your ideas to reality quickly and efficiently.

 

Kim is able to combine his in-depth knowledge of material properties with the requirements of good tool design. This “design for manufacturing” expertise, along with his strong communication skills and commitment to customer satisfaction, helps to streamline the product development journey so you get great results fast.

Human Resource Director

Roy Li

Quality and Supply Chain Manager

Learn more about Roy

Roy is Star Rapid’s quality and supply chain manager. Roy has a bachelor’s degree in information engineering and has more than 10 years of experience in quality and supplier management.

 

Roy focuses on quality control and supply chain management through continual improvement and process optimization. With the ISO management system, he will lead the team to ensure the customer’s project quality and achieve customer delight.

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