Our staff are the soul of our company, and are absolutely essential to our success. Every person working within our company is an essential member of our team, with individual skills, qualifications, experience and character. We have an ongoing commitment to the professional development, personal safety and wellbeing of our staff.
Dave Fastnedge - Managing Director
I have been with Techspan since 1980.
I have studied architectural draughting, electrical engineering, and business management.
I previously worked as an architectural draughtsman, insurance underwriter, and broker. Having lived in Perth, Western Australia for several years, I am now based in Auckland, New Zealand, and very happily married (40 years) to Maria. We have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren, and a small menagerie of animals on several acres.
I‘m passionate about our business, and I’m absolutely dedicated to the success of Techspan Group – to be the leading provider of our 5 core products. I‘m a firm believer in the power of positive thinking, and I’m extremely proud of our winning team, who work extremely hard to give exceptional quality service to our customers !
My interests include DIY, aviation, boating, good food, wine, and travel.
Tim Fastnedge - Marketing Director
I am responsible for technical sales of a variety of Techspan products, and I also take care of the group’s marketing, graphic design, and development of the group website(s).
I began with Techspan in technical service, building a good product knowledge.
I previously worked for a division of Techspan‘s Furniture manufacturing company in the late 80’s.
Music was my first love, starting with the high school band. Later having worked professionally on the night club circuit in the mid 80’s. An early interest in electronics has proved invaluable in my position today. I later developed a passion for aviation, after flying with my brother Dave. This developed into an obsession for skydiving. I did my first jump back in ’95, and today boast well over a thousand jumps.
Interests – family life, music, skydiving, and living life to the full.
Jon Fastnedge - Finance Director
I am married to Bernadette and we have three children: Dominica 23, Rebeka 18 and Isaac 15.
In my spare time I can be found working outside on my lifestyle block which is located in the out backs of Henderson Valley.
On the farm, we run sheep, horses, goats and chickens and we share the farm with many domestic pets as well.
Warren Hadler - Sales Manager Foils & Embelishment
I joined Techspan® in January 2017 and I am delighted to be working with a team of people who have a business ethic where there is a strong focus on service, quality and stability, something that has always been very important to me personally”
Having worked in the print finishing industry for most of my life I have seen a lot of change and progress, and although I have not moved around much I am up to speed with what the market wants and needs from their suppliers.
I have a passion for what I do, I love foil and what it can do for a product as an embellishment.
Lisa Bentley - Customer Service
I works part time for the company and I am responsible for customer service, national despatch and other office administration tasks. I am located at the Brisbane office.
My interests include, the outdoor life, family, travel and meeting people.
Apeksha Patel-Sahib - Accounts Manager
Joined the Techspan team in March 2016.
I was born and raised in Fiji and am of Gujirati and Rotuman descent.
Immigrated to NZ in 2010. My work experience covers a broad range of administrative duties, including – finance, data analysis, and IT.
My role with the company is Accounts Manager.
Brendan van Wyk - Technical Sales - Plastic Welding & Process Heating, Ancillaries
I have been with the company since December 2008.
My main role with the company is – Technical sales of our wide range of Plastics Machinery. I previously worked as Accounts assitant and customer service, among many other various roles.
I was born in Durban, South Africa in 1986. My family immigrated downunder when I was 8 years of age.
My interests include: Aviation, Shooting, Cars and Computer gaming.
Craig Iversen - Technical Sales - Thermal Print Media
I handle technical sales covering a number of products including: thermal transfer ribbons, hot stamping foils, Pad printing consumables.
I have a beautiful young family with my partner Linda. We have three young children.
When not spending time with them, I enjoy going to see live home grown music, socializing with good mates, Grass roots rugby, weekends on the Coromandel, jamming with friends, and playing in my two piece band ‘Grub Street’
Darryl Smith - Technical Service Manager
I originally started with Techspan in 1994 and left briefly in 1998 only to return later that same year.
My role with Techspan is as the company service manager.
I am 44 years old and have 4 daughters ranging in age from 7 to 18 years old.
I’m a keen motorcyclist and my current pride and joy is a Ducati 848 superbike.
My interests include family life, motorcycles and motorcycle racing, music, travelling, good food and red wine, running and general fitness, DIY
Bernadette Fastnedge - PA to the Finance Director
I am married to Jon Fastnedge. We have three children.
We live on a lifestyle block in the hills, which we share with our children and various animals.
I worked for many years as a legal PA and I now work a couple of days a week at Techspan. The other days of the week I enjoy working on my photography business.
Ben Shaw - Warehouse Assistant
Ben joined the company in June 2013.
Ben’s roles include – despatch, stores, and operation of the company’s High Speed Conversion plant, in the manufacture of Thermal Transfer Ribbons.
Ben is located at the Industrial Printing Systems factory in Auckland, New Zealand.