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Mon to Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am-1:00pm

Our Team

View our vast, loyal and committed team members at Rapid, all with a range of extensive experiences, making the business so unique.

Peter Ryder

Peter Ryder

Managing Director

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I have been in the Hydraulics industry for over 23 years. I did my apprenticeship with a local company called Phillips Hydraulics in the mid-80's.
When I finished my time I backpacked around the world for 3 years then upon return to Australia found work in the hospitality industry for approx 4 years. This experience gave me a great appreciation of what the service industry is all about.
This combination of quality customer service and extensive hydraulic experience is what makes our business so unique.
Lara Ryder

Lara Ryder

Administration Manager

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I have had 25 years experience in the hospitality trade, previously an owner-operator of a successful café/restaurant in Albury, have now turned my hand to business administration in our Rapid business.
Glynn Brown

Glynn Brown

Warehouse Manager

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In 1988 I started my career in the automotive manufacturing industry. I gained 22 years’ experience in machining, assembly, metallurgy and team leadership.
In 2009 when the automotive industry wound down in Australia, I joined a local Joinery as their machine operator for two and a half years before moving to Sydney to become a Quality Assurance Officer/Storeman for a Preston’s Manufacturer of firefighting equipment.
I then worked for Twin City Truck Centre as their receivals officer/warehouse member before joining Rapid Hydraulics in December 2019.
I have certificates in Production Systems and a diploma in Leadership and Management.
Troy Maskus

Troy Maskus

Hose Service Technician

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I started my hydraulics experience at Bells Bearings and Engineering in Leeton. Then I moved to Pirtek in Wodonga, then relocated to Queensland for three years and worked for a hose company called Mobile Hose Fixers. Then relocated back to Albury Wodonga in October 2014 when I began working at Rapid Hydraulics as their main hose service technician.
I enjoy my role as a hose technician at Rapid as I am able to expand my experience in hydraulics and servicing the varied customers in the Albury Wodonga area.
Kayla Brown

Kayla Brown

Purchasing/Internal Sales

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I completed year 12 in 2015. I have 8 years of experience in retail and customer service roles, with a stint of supervisory and management roles. I also spent 2 of those years in an administration role at a former truck mechanic.
I have been with Rapid since August 2020. I am currently fulfilling a mixed role, primarily involving Admin, Purchasing and Sales. I look forward to broadening my skill set and growing with the business.
Sherry Brown

Sherry Brown

Internal Sales/Service Tech

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In 2015 I finished year 12 and went on to work in both retail and factory work which later led me into a fitter and turner apprenticeship at Carter Holt Harvey, a ply mill in Myrtleford. There I did both routine and breakdown maintenance. I completed my apprenticeship and continued to work For Carter holt for a total of 6 years.
I moved to Wodonga and started at Rapid in 2023. I am currently in a mixed role where I provide service in sales both over the counter and email enquiries. I also make up brake, clutch and hydraulic hoses.
I’m excited to learn more about both hydraulics and automotive performance along the way
Zachary West

Zachary West

Online Sales Manager

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After completing year 12 in 2009, I started my working career as a cook for a local bus company
called Alpine Spirit who I travelled all over Australia with.
I then moved into the Retail Sector working for Crispy’s Hardware in Bright for over 8 years.
Here I gained valuable customer service knowledge and experience and was their weekend manager for several years.
I’m also an active member of the Victorian State Emergency Service (VICSES) and have been in
several Unit Leadership roles over the 12 years of my involvement. 
I started with Rapid – Albury/Wodonga in April 2018 were I manage their eBay Store “Rapid Online” and Social Media. I look forward to assisting you with all your eBay Questions now and into the future.
Make sure you Like and Share our Facebook Pages Rapid – Albury/Wodonga and Rapid Performance to keep up to date with New Product Releases, Workshop Jobs and Upcoming Events.
Brayden Hocking

Brayden Hocking

Workshop Hand

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I completed my VCE in 2015 and worked as a concreter around the Wangaratta area.
After over two years, I left concreating behind and moved into the transport industry, working for Toll as a delivery driver.
At the start of 2023, I joined the Rapid Team as a Workshop Hand, where I can’t wait to learn the ins and outs of the Hydraulics Industry.
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Customer Service/Sales

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For the first ten years of full time employment, was spent working and being educated in the Automotive Mechanical Industry.
I picked up a lot of different skills and qualifications including automotive light vehicle mechanics.
I then had an opportunity to change direction into a customer service/sales role where I worked for eleven years in the automotive retail and wholesale divisions picking up valuable skills.
I then moved into the safety supply industry in numerous positions for thirteen years this opened me to even more knowledge and skills.
Most recently I spent 12 months back in and around my trade which I really enjoyed but soon found myself looking for a new challenge.
Eager to get back to what I enjoy the most customer service/sales.
The opportunity afforded to me at Rapid is exceeding my expectations with plenty of new and exciting things to learn from a well experienced and professional team.
As I become more familiar and knowledgeable in my role, I believe what I have to offer can only promote growth and an even more positive customer experiences.
Jordy Weideman

Jordy Weideman

Service Tech

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In 2018 while completing VCE I started a diesel mechanic apprenticeship at a John Deere dealership known as Emmetts. Staying at the business for 6 years in during the completion of my apprenticeship. Moving in the start of 2024 to new home of Albury/Wodonga, I joined the Rapid Team with the opportunity to gain and develop more knowledge in the hydraulic industry.
Ken Mcfarlane

Ken Mcfarlane

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I started my Cert III trade in Mechanical Engineering at the age of 17 at GV Hydraulink in Shepperton, serving them for 8 years which consisted of a large range of skills and different fields in Hydraulics from AG, Transport, Earthmoving, Factories all the way to Fabrication and Reconditioning.
I then worked for a Structural Engineering company GFM in Wodonga fitting and fabricating various projects along with maintenance.
Stuart Mcguiness

Stuart Mcguiness

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I have over 10 years’ experience in the manufacturing of canvas and PVC goods, as well as shade structures.
I’m new to the Albury/Wodonga area and have a strong passion for the Automotive Industry and would also like to expand my knowledge in the Hydraulic and Pneumatics industry.
I look forward to helping Rapid in these areas.
Braeden Stephens

Braeden Stephens

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In 2019 I complete my apprenticeship as a Fitter and Turner in Parkes NSW.
I worked in a Local Hydraulics Workshop before moving to Wodonga and joining the team at Rapid in 2021.
I’m currently studying the specialised field of Cert 4 in Hydraulic Fluid Power and aim to complete my Diploma in Hydraulic Engineering in the future.
With the opportunities Rapid has given me, I’m excited to develop and gain more knowledge about Hydraulics.
Megan Hargreaves

Megan Hargreaves