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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about Shadow
Shadow Xie has more than 16 years of diverse, cross-platform experience mainly in the global automotive industry. Shadow has held important positions at Foxconn, Omron, Magneti Marelli and the Magna Group. His expertise includes WCM (world-class manufacturing) methodology & tools, change management, logistics engineering, TPM and intelligent manufacturing.
As our Operations Director at Star Rapid, Shadow will work to create a culture of operational excellence within every team. That means embracing change, applying innovation and daily continuous improvement.
Shadow loves various competitive sports and he is also an amateur astronomer.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.