Christian Howard is a fourth generation pyrotechnician with a worldwide reputation for developing new and unique pyrotechnic items and introducing them to the world.
Christian was taught the art of pyrotechnics by both his father Les and his grandfather Harry, two great stalwarts of the fireworks community. As the family tradition continued and the secret formulas and processes were passed down to him. Christian took all those years of experience and knowledge; then shot the company into the modern hi-tech world.
Christian was the architect of developing Howard & Sons range of unique debris-less and close proximity pyrotechnics. His product development, digital firing systems and creative designs in special effects and pyromusical displays has seen him presenting his wizardry around the globe and has been rewarded by winning six International Fireworks Competitions during his career thus far.
Christian sits as a committee member on the Australian Standards committee for the reform of the CE5 explosives standard. He is also the current and founding President of the Pyrotechnics Industry Association of Australia (PIAA), a committee member on the Fireworks Consultative Committee of NSW, a group formed to liaise with NSW WorkCover through the recent Dangerous Goods Act and regulation reforms. In addition, Christian is part of the Fireworks Advisory Committee, a group formed to liaise with the Department of Mines in Queensland with a special focus on theatrical effects and close proximity pyrotechnics.
When ‘the professor’ is not at his drawing board thinking of his next bright idea he enjoys spending time with his wife Fiona and their active family of all boys; Hunter, Corbin & Aston. Christian enjoys motorsports, curling, new gadget’s, spending time with close friends, family, travelling and going for long drives on a Sunday, in the semi-trailer.