Passionate with a hard-working ethic are two ways you could describe Gaspar Lalovich. A strong background in Mechanical Engineering saw him found Airflo Limited in 2003, which became a successful installation business with a solid reputation across Auckland. Gaspar then decided an all-encompassing business including a manufacturing division was the way forward, and he found a great opportunity to acquire Express Sheetmetals.
With the merging of Airflo and Express Sheetmetals in 2007, a market leader was born, and became Express Sheetmetals as it stands today.
Prior to Airflo, Gaspar worked within the furniture manufacturing industry in both Europe and New Zealand and, as Director and the customer face of the company he continues to apply his customer relationship and business development skills and passion.
Gaspar is rugby mad, having played Rugby 15’s and 7’s at an international level, an interest that lead to his “discovery” of New Zealand in 1999. He’s proud to call New Zealand home, enjoying the people, lifestyle and the many outdoor activities Aotearoa offers.
“My education was my life and my hands” – Mike Arcari.
Mike Arcari bought into Express Sheetmetals shortly after it was acquired by Gaspar Lalovich. Mike has overseen massive change in the operations and the technical implementation of various design and manufacturing processes to cope with the company’s growth.
Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, Mike began his apprenticeship as a sheet metal worker in 1987, and worked his way up to shop foreman by 2005. Mike’s varied portfolio also includes; motor mechanics, repairs and maintenance, an array of DIY projects, and making ice cream within the family-run ice cream manufacturing company. His technical nous on all things sheetmetal is second to none.
Buying into Express Sheetmetals in 2007 with Gaspar has put all of Mike’s hands on experience and technical knowhow into his role as Director and Production Manager for the company.
Hobbies, if he had the time include; motorsports, snowboarding, video games and football.
Sander Dales brings commercial nous and a business-centric acumen to Express Sheetmetals NZ Ltd as the company takes its disciplined approach into the future.
Sander joined the organisation officially in 2016 as General Manager after a few years of acting in an advisory capacity providing board advice and governance counsel. With 20+ years of IT & infrastructure industry experience, both in NZ and internationally, his guidance and sophisticated expertise as a multi-faceted business leader makes him a perfect addition to the Express team.
Sander’s specialties include; high-level project and service delivery, leadership development (including with matrixed teams of over 300 people), customer excellence, and delivering profitable business results. An achiever by nature, coming on board as Shareholder and Director makes this role a perfect match.
Sander holds a NZ Certificate in Engineering (theory) in Software Engineering & Microprocessors, and has also had experience in industrial instrumentation and control.
In his spare time he’s often out and about with his two children, and is a keen but underachieving fisherman. He also dabbles in winemaking, and is quite adept at the ‘consumption’ part of the process.