Board of Directors
International Symposium on Fireworks Society
He does stuff for the Canadian Explosives Research Laboratory.
VP and Secretary
VP, Treasurer and Director, Asian Section - China
VP and Director, Asian Section - Japan
He is chairman of the Japan Explosives Society and has been acting as judge at the fireworks contest of Omagari, which is one of the best fireworks competitions in Japan, since 2007, and at the fireworks contest of Sumida River which is one of the most prestigious fireworks competitions in Japan. Since he likes to enjoy a fireworks show with good wine, he always complains that they do not offer any wine during those contests at all. He has been involved in the Symposium since Malta, 2012.
VP and Director, Mexico and South American Section
Rachel Robbins is a Senior Inspector of Explosives with the Canadian Explosives Regulatory Division in Ottawa, Canada. After spending almost 15 years in the fireworks industry, she took a job with the Canadian government as their fireworks specialist in 2004. Rachel is also a long-time member of the NFPA Pyrotechnics and Special Effects technical committees. Even though she hasn’t worked as a technician on a fireworks site in a very long time, she continues to design elaborate firework shows in her head when she listens to music in her car. Her all-time favourite firework is the traditional Kamuro.