Management Team

General Manager

Dale Bamford

Dale has a lifetime of label experience having worked for his family owned and operated Impressions International before his time as GM at Panprint. He was then an integral part of the Panprint merger into Rapid Labels. Now, as GM of Rapid Labels, he has a key role in taking the business into a new era.
 

Mobile 021-347037
dale.bamford@rapidlabels.co.nz

Operations Manager

Deb Hannon

Deb’s our can do superstar. She wears many hats making sure nothing falls over with our service offer; our key weapon to maintaining our speedy offer to market. Her focus is on our operations: optimising our workflow and speed proposition, ensuring our facility is configured for purpose and making sure we are compliant with Health and Safety. Currently she’s working on our ISO and Environmark certifications. Deb is an experienced label practitioner having spent some 19 years in the industry so far.

Mobile 027-4457267
deb.hannon@rapidlabels.co.nz
 

Technical & Production Director

Alex Straight

Alex is a qualified flexo printer who came to us from wide web packaging land back in 2003. He now takes care of the whole press floor managing 14 presses and 32 staff. Alex knows how to coax and bend our equipment to get it to do just about anything. He is essentially our mad scientist and drives our innovation programme. His knowledge and superb work ethic are of great value to Rapid.

Mobile 027-4946355
alex.straight@rapidlabels.co.nz
 

Head of Finance

Michelle Allen

Michelle is a 17 year Rapid veteran, and she's the guru of all things financial at Rapid. Michelle stepped into the chief Finance role in September 2010. Her brief broadened when we became privately owned and she now takes care of credit control, money in and out, IT and reporting to stakeholders.
 

Mobile 021-2531439
michelle.allen@rapidlabels.co.nz
 

Post Production Manager

Victoria Bester

Victoria’s strong eye for detail and process development is key to optimising the workflow and production through our Finishing, Warehouse and Despatch departments. She has a strong background in continuous improvement, having worked in consents and planning roles in both the public and private sectors.

Mobile 027-2777560
victoria.bester@rapidlabels.co.nz

Head of Sales

David Millington

David started at Rapid in 2009 in our VIP sector with his in depth knowledge of Zebra, Datamax and Intermec products. He’s a technical, problem solving guy and with 17 years of Sales behind him he now manages our HUB and Nationwide Sales Teams.

Mobile 027-498 0421
david.millington@rapidlabels.co.nz