21 Sanyo Dr. Wodonga

02 6056 9068

Meet the Team at Rapid Hose Systems

Peter Ryder - Managing Director

Peter Ryder - Managing Director

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 - Administration Manager

Lara Ryder - Administration Manager

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

Andrew Henderson

Andrew Henderson - Operations Manager

With 22 years customer service and management experience in the Electrical, Pneumatic and Automotive industries, I have joined Rapid as Operations Manager.

I look forward to helping Rapid continue the company’s growth and maintaining the quality of customer service.

Shaine Benson

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 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.

Mick Jones

Mick Jones

I spent the first 12 years of my working life in the automotive industry as a motorcycle mechanic. I then left the border to travel across Australia where I moved into a maintenance roll for a global exploration drilling services business. I spent 8 years with Boart Longyear which is one of the world’s largest suppliers of drilling services, drilling equipment and consumables. I was fortunate to work domestically and internationally within the company and gain experience with different hydraulic circuits and control systems, specialising in underground equipment. I moved back to the border and started with Rapid to broaden my knowledge of hydraulics.

Brian Holland - Senior Service Technician

Brian Holland - Senior Service Technician

I started in the hydraulic industry by starting an apprenticeship at a local business called Twin City Hydraulics in 1991.I then changed jobs and work for a business as their hydraulic installer for four years. I then move jobs again and did a small business degree; also as I was doing my degree I was part time working for Rural Hydraulics. After finishing the small business degree I started working for Rural Hydraulics full time. The business sold to Rapid Hydraulics and I have been at Rapid Hydraulics since.

Chris Biedenweg - Senior Service Technician

Chris Biedenweg - Senior Service Technician

Qualified Fitter and Turner have been working around fluid power for 22 years, previously in heavy industry at steelworks Gained extensive knowledge of local and surrounding industry. I have been with Rapid for approximately 2 years now.

Marc Barry

Marc Barry - Warehouse Operator

As a qualified fitter and turner for many years I decided to move into the supply chain field specialising in warehouse and inventory management as well as sales in the industrial and building sectors.

I have over 20 years’ experience in the supply chain environment and have had the opportunity to work in some exciting and challenging roles within a vast range of multinational companies.

Along with the highly experienced team at Rapid Hydraulics and I look forward to helping you find solutions to all your hydraulic and pneumatic needs.

Troy Maskus

Troy Maskus

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

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 5years completing a Transport Management Accreditation through Monash UNI, for charter busies & Hertz hire drive. I am very familiar with customer service and how business is 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

I am a qualified fitter and machinist, I have worked in the Albury Wodonga area for most of the time with a brief stint down in Melbourne. Most of my time has been mechanical Maintenance, machining new parts, and welding.

I have been working for rapid for about 12 months and with the experience and expertise I am surrounded by, I am excited to learn more about the hydraulic and pneumatics industry.

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