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.
North American Sales Manager –
USA West & Canada West
Learn more about Kaelan
Kaelan Lee was born and raised in sunny Southern California. From a young age, he has always been fascinated with engineering and how things are made and work.
For college, Kaelan decided to attend Northeastern University in Boston, MA to study mechanical engineering. During his stay at Northeastern, Kaelan used the cooperative education program to get hands-on experience in an aerospace manufacturing facility, as well as doing product design for an intelligent LED light fixturing company. For his final internship before graduation, Kaelan spent six months working at Star Rapid’s factory in China, learning all about Star Rapid’s capabilities and getting a taste of technical sales.
After 5 years of college in Boston, Kaelan decided to move to Seattle, WA to pursue his love for engineering, the outdoors and photography. Some of Kaelan’s passions include snowboarding, camping, film photography and surfing. In his free time, he likes to engineer and work on personal design projects, such as, a waterproof dome housing for his cameras and a snowboarding rail setup that requires no snow.
Kaelan brings his experience and passion for product design and manufacturing to his customers no matter what stage in the product development cycle they are in or how challenging the project. If you are located in the Northwest of the US and would like to set up a meeting or brainstorm projects with Kaelan, email us at [email protected].
Business Development Manager –
USA Midwest & Canada East
Learn more about Dara
Dara Shabnam grew up in Ottawa, Canada and now lives in Toronto. He has more than 15 years of experience in business development and marketing in a variety of industries. Having worked with many startups, he has a keen insight into what is needed to succeed for innovative companies bringing new ideas to market.
Dara is a self-taught designer and programmer with experience in CAD and 3D. It’s this same personal motivation for taking on new challenges that he will bring to Star Rapid’s clients.
Dara’s focus will be on establishing long term relationships by working hand-in-hand with you from the outset and throughout the product development cycle.
A passion for adventure and travel makes Dara a great partner to work with. If you’re located in Canada and would like to set up a meeting to discuss your vision with Dara, please email us directly to get started on bringing your ideas to life.
Learn more about Erik
Originally from New Jersey, Erik Must has lived in Boston for more than ten years since earning his Mechanical Engineering degree from Northeastern University. Erik has practical experience working with Boston Scientific in the USA and SharkNinja in China, among others, where he helped to facilitate engineering builds, quality testing, and high volume manufacturing line setup.
Now pursuing a Certificate in Industrial Design, Erik has a full appreciation for what it takes to turn a great idea into reality and he’s passionate about sharing this experience with product designers as Star’s new Business Development Engineer for the Eastern United States.
When not sweating the details, Erik enjoys outdoor sports and making things with his hands.
Business Development Engineer –
Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia
Learn more about Joenard
Joenard “Joe” Camarista was born and grew up in New York. He has a B.E. co-degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY and The City College of New York at CUNY.
While obtaining a Cum Laude honors distinction, he also won the Lean Startup Machine Competition in NYC in 2013 and the Kaylie Prize for Entrepreneurship in 2013. He also volunteered with Engineering World Health to fix medical equipment in Nicaragua.
He has experience in product development, marketing, sales, and manufacturing technology including 3D printing, CNC machining, sheet metal, pressure die-casting, vacuum casting, and plastic injection moulding.
One of his passions is travel, which eventually led him to relocate to Australia four years ago.
Business Development Engineer – DACH Region and The Netherlands
Learn more about Martin
Martin grew up and lives in Frankfurt right in the middle of Germany. He loves the city of Frankfurt because it´s a truly multicultural one with people from all over the world. The international airport is close by so he can travel to visit customers all over Europe fast.
For the last 25 years, he dedicated his professional career to Rapid-Prototyping and limited production. Back in 1994, he installed and operated one of the first SLA machines in Europe. Ever since, he produced hundreds of different parts, coordinated a large number of programs and worked as a sales/business development manager for Europe. Martin is always eager to find the best solutions to support the customers and passionately fulfil project requirements. This makes him a valuable partner for the clients and all team members.
After work, Martin teaches and practices Yoga and spends his time biking in natural environments
Business Development Engineer –
United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal and Latin America
Learn more about Daniel
Daniel Martin has a Masters in Industrial Engineering, an MBA in Supply Chain Management and a Masters in Renewable Energy.
Daniel has lived in many cities such as Malaga, Barcelona, London and Bristol, where he worked for companies in different sectors as a Technical Sales Engineer, managing multiple accounts of customers based around the world.
Born in the South of Spain and now living in the UK, he is fluent in Spanish and English and enjoys the two cultures.
Outside of work, Daniel likes to spend time with his family and friends, along with playing and watching football, travelling and discovering new places and cultures.
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 the London, Munich, 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.”
Learn more about Jon
Jonathan has a long history at Star Rapid, having served as the companies Factory Manager, General Manager, and CEO for nearly ten years, placing him in a unique position to understand our customers’ needs.
In 2018, Jonathan left Star to become an Industrial Fellow at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. In 2019, he returned on a part-time basis as part of the senior leadership team to mentor and motivate our technical sales team and support the companies strategic planning process.
His mission is to continuously improve the customer experience through collaboration and the utilization of big data.
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.