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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.
Andrew Henderson

Andrew Henderson

Operations Manager

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With 22 years customer service and management experience in the electrical, pneumatic and automotive industries, I have joined Rapid as an operations manager.
I look forward to helping Rapid continue the company’s growth and maintaining the quality of customer service.
Shaine Benson

Shaine Benson

Automotive Technician

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I have been in the automotive industry for over 16 years. I am a qualified automotive technician as well as earning the title of BMW Master Technician through many years of factory training.
Through-out my career I have had the opportunity to work for some of the most prestigious brands on the market, as well as some of the fastest cars in the country with my involvement with land speed racing, having been a crew chief and driver for Australian record-breaking cars.
I started with Rapid at the end of 2015 and look forward to helping you with all your performance needs and advice.
Chris Biedenweg

Chris Biedenweg

Senior Service Technician

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A qualified fitter and turner, I have been working around fluid power for 22 years, previously in heavy industry at Steelworks. I gained extensive knowledge of local and surrounding industries. I have been with Rapid for over 2 years now.
Michael Marsden

Michael Marsden

Warehouse Manager

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I started my working career with cooper tools in 1995. I then moved into the automotive industry where I became a parts interpreter at a local car dealership.
I decided to move into the warehousing, distribution and logistics field after many years in the automotive industry as a new and exciting challenge.
This has led me to the team at Rapid where I hope to add more experience and depth to this great team.
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.
Rod Storey

Rod Storey

Sales

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I started my apprenticeship as a fitter/machinist for the Albury/Wodonga Group Apprentice Group in 1982 and finished in 1986, gaining great experience in the companies I was placed at over the 4 years of my apprenticeship. I have been involved with mechanical, hydraulics & pneumatics for over 20 years in production maintenance.
I have run my own oil distribution company for 9 years and managed a transport hire business for 5 years completing a transport management accreditation through Monash UNI, for charter busies & Hertz hire drive. I am very familiar with customer service and how businesses are run.
I have worked with Pirtek as a service technician in Wodonga for 2 years before going to Wagga Wagga to work as a sales rep for Pirtek and also as a service technician when required.
I am very happy to join the Rapid Hydraulics team with its depth, experience and great service. I hope to add more experience and great service to this team and you.
Eddie Menz

Eddie Menz

Hydraulic Service Technician

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I am a qualified fitter and machinist, I have worked in the Albury Wodonga area for most of my time with a brief stint down in Melbourne. Most of my time has been spent doing mechanical maintenance, machining new parts, and welding.
I have been working for Rapid for over 12 months and with the experience and expertise I am surrounded by, I am excited to learn more about the hydraulic and pneumatics industry.
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.
Jake French

Jake French

General All-rounder

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I did an adult Mechanical Fitter trade apprenticeship at Border Crane Consultants. After spending the last 10 years working in maintenance fitting, and fabrication rolls around the border district.
I also have a strong passion for the automotive industry and look forward to helping Rapid grow in the Automotive as well as Hydraulic businesses.