Rusty Johnson

Victoria & Tasmania Manager

Rusty is a Master Pyrotechnician working in the Howard & Sons family for 14 years, presenting fireworks displays in Australia and the globe. His local knowledge and vast experience of presenting displays in Victoria, in particularly the City of Melbourne major events and Tasmania is unparalleled.

Rusty is a pyromusical designer and programmer using state of the art digital pyrotechnic software to bring his vivid pyrotechnic imagination to life. He is a founding committee member of PIAA Victoria (Pyrotechnics Industry Australia Association) liaising with the industry and all government authorities to continually improve pyrotechnic safety systems and work practices for all work sites and the greater pyrotechnic community.

Rusty leads a great local team of pyrotechnicians and together they work in synergy with the event management and production team to ensures every phase of the project results in an effective pyrotechnic performance from concept to realisation.

Away from the pyrotechnic profession, Rusty enjoys spending time with his wife Jennii and their family and spending time without them fishing on his boat ‘Secret Mens Business’. Enjoying the fine food and wine the Peninsula has to offer and Italian red motorbikes.