Jens Kürsten

Jens Kürsten Pyrotechnician Vita Already in his early childhood, Jens Kürsten, born in Ludwigsfelde in 1986, established his love of fireworks – initially, however, curbed by his parents’ caution. After passing his A-levels in Berlin, he started an apprenticeship to be a chemical-technical assistant. Nevertheless, he stayed incredibly interested in the job of a pyrotechnician,…

Steffen Müller

Steffen Müller

Pyro Technician

Vita

Born in 1979, Steffen Müller is a passionate pyrotechnician: already in his childhood he developed a fascination for this art which never diminished over the years and still drives him today. After an apprenticeship as a fitter for heating and ventilation systems he and his girlfriend started their own dry-cleaning business. During the preparations for their own company’s New Year’s Eve party, he used the opportunity to an in-depth talk about our type of business with an expert from our company, and soon enough he was researching ways to start a career in this industry. A short time later, he started to work in our firm, and while he can name many personal highlights past, he has especially fond memories of the work at the overwhelming fireworks in Singapore and for the 1000-year Anniversary of Hanoi.

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Robert Kandler

Robert Kandler Pyro Technician Vita Robert Kandler was born in Berlin in March 1965. Trained as a plumber and fitter for gas installations, he worked as an all-round handy-man for a large housing association when he first went to see a proper firework display with some friends in 1994. Enticed and made curious, he watched…

Fred Neuß

Fred Neuß Pyro Technician Vita Born in 1967, Fred Neuß started a career at Berlin’s public transport company at the age of 23, initially as a trained painter and decorator, but ending up as a media adviser to the organization. Fairly late in life he set his sights on work in pyrotechnics, beginning with an…

Arne Steinhof

Arne Steinhof

Pyro Technician

Vita

The Sales Manager of Potsdamer Feuerwerk GmbH was born in 1969 in Rostock and grew up in the small town of Ribnitz-Damgarten. After completing an apprenticeship to become a zoo technician he first changed fields and word as a roofer in the Baltic coast area of Germany – working mainly with reed on thatched roofs. He collected his first experience in customer care when working as an account manager for a large media enterprise. Jörg Vogel showed excellent management qualities and he was soon promoted to team leader and human resources coach. He has been a successful sales manager since 2006, and worked for our affiliated company Pyro-Partner since 2007, where he was responsible for the New Year’s Eve Sales. In 2009 he decided to take the plunge and joined the pyro-technics team at our company. The man from Mecklenburg is a true fan of fireworks and is still fascinated to observe how these works of art, made from music and light, are created from the first customer meeting to the big event in the sky and the applause of the amazed audience. Most of his little free time is spent with his 3 daughters and, if family and job permit, he likes to relax by playing the guitar.

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Thomas Schenkluhn

Thomas Schenkluhn

Creative Director

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Thomas Schenkluhn is seen as one of Germany’s most creative pyro-designers. Born in 1973, the Berliner discovered his passion for fireworks already as a young child. Turning this passion into a job was more owed to coincidence though. As a customer of our affiliated company Pyro-Partner, he was offered the opportunity to partake in creating a fireworks display off himself.

He didn’t need to be asked twice and was so thrilled by the experience that he started an apprenticeship soon after the event. In record time – he only needed one year instead of two-and-a-half – he finished his training and started to work for our company on a freelance basis as a pyro technician. He proved to be a very innovative and ambitious employee and was promoted to production manager for our pyro-shows in September 2007. In this job he is responsible for the smooth run of large-scale projects, show planning, materiel purchasing and human resource planning.

His highest priority is always to give the audience the perfect show. He doesn’t just see the job as an occupation, but as part of his life. All his qualities gave him the reputation of being a master in his field, and he has proven his expertise in events in Macao, Singapore and Vietnam. In his free time he is an enthusiastic canoeist and go-kart driver.

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Fon: 030 / 720 031-59

Björn Wilhelm

Geschäftsführer

Björn Wilhelm

Managing Director / CEO

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Björn Wilhelm was born in Berlin in 1978 and is one of those lucky people who can claim to have turned their passion into their job. While enlisted in the army for five years, he was active as a training officer for explosives specialists and discovered his fascination with pyrotechnics. He began his training to become a pyro technician at Potsdamer Feuerwerk GmbH in Berlin while still in the army, and his qualities and dedication prompted the company to offer him a position after his training was finished in 2005.

His professionalism and ambition helped him become managing director of Potsdamer Feuerwerk in only two years. Since taking the helm in 2007, Björn Wilhelm has been responsible for the internal management and administration of the company, and apart from managing the company successfully, he continues to impress with his pyrotechnical know-how, demonstrating it by acting as the project manager for most events.

He has gathered an incredible wealth of experience not only at large events in Germany, such as the Energy In The Park, Klassik Open Air Berlin or the anniversary celebrations of the Berlin central station, but also at international venues in Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.

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Fon: 030 / 720 031-69

Jörg Vogel

Vertriebsleitung PyroEvent

Jörg Vogel

Sales Manager Event

Vita

The Sales Manager of Potsdamer Feuerwerk GmbH was born in 1969 in Rostock and grew up in the small town of Ribnitz-Damgarten. After completing an apprenticeship to become a zoo technician he first changed fields and word as a roofer in the Baltic coast area of Germany – working mainly with reed on thatched roofs. He collected his first experience in customer care when working as an account manager for a large media enterprise. Jörg Vogel showed excellent management qualities and he was soon promoted to team leader and human resources coach. He has been a successful sales manager since 2006, and worked for our affiliated company Pyro-Partner since 2007, where he was responsible for the New Year’s Eve Sales. In 2009 he decided to take the plunge and joined the pyro-technics team at our company. The man from Mecklenburg is a true fan of fireworks and is still fascinated to observe how these works of art, made from music and light, are created from the first customer meeting to the big event in the sky and the applause of the amazed audience. Most of his little free time is spent with his 3 daughters and, if family and job permit, he likes to relax by playing the guitar.

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Fon: 030 / 720 031-68