Andrew Howard


Andrew Howard is a fourth generation pyrotechnician and grew up in Australia with fireworks in his blood.

Following the steps of his Great Grandfather, Grandfather and Father, Andrew Howard started his pyrotechnic career at the age of 7 learning all aspects of pyrotechnics. While most of his young friends were outside playing sports, Andrew was lighting up the night sky with brilliant rays of pyrotechnic colour in front of the most demanding audience of all – his family!

Today, Andrew along and with his brother Christian are directors of Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics. Together they have taken the art of pyrotechnics to another level through combining cutting-edge technology with pyrotechnic manufacturing and design.

Andrew has pioneered the conceptualisation, development and production of ‘close proximity’ pyrotechnics, debris-less pyrotechnics and unique pyromusical displays through the use of hi-tech computer firing systems and design software.

Andrew’s knowledge of pyrotechnic products and event production logistics is of the highest standard, allowing him to lead an entire production team through a large-scale pyrotechnics display from concept to completion.

When Andrew is not painting the sky with pyrotechnic paints he enjoys spending time with his wife Kellie and their young family; Henry & Ella. Andrew is a self diagnosed sports fanatic including watching a race of two flies crawling up a wall, only drawing the line at ‘Curling’. Enjoys watching with pride, Ella on the ballet stage and Henry running around the soccer & rugby fields. He enjoys the benefits of Kellie’s extraordinary culinary skills, fine Australian white and red grape juices, spending time with close friends, family and travelling.