About Us

Sparktacular Fx Machines is a manufacturer of Pyrotechnic Simulators and  the inventor of CST (cold spark technology). We introduced the first indoor machine over 3 years ago in the US. With over 13 years of combined experience in cold spark technology and 25 years in pyrotechnics we are providing you the best equipment available in Pyrotechnic Simulators. As the leaders in this industry we pride ourselves on being in compliance with all US safety and regulations standards.

The Team

Steve Freedman  

Has designed products within and outside the fireworks industry for the past 30 years, and has been the lead Pyro Technician for numerous fireworks display shows in South Florida. Steve partnered with Ocean to create Sparktacular FX Machines, and together they created the first indoor Pyro-Simulator that has taken the industry by storm. 

Steve Freedman

CEO  & Director of Marketing

Zou Xiaowen (Ocean)

CEO  & Director of R&D

Zou Xiaowen (Ocean)

With a background in chemistry, pyrotechnics, and design engineering, Ocean is the sole inventor of the first indoor pyrotechnics simulator. After 10 years of research, he partnered with Steve to bring the Pyro-Simulator to the USA.  Ocean oversees the design and engineering of the machine while also leading the research and development department for future CST products. 

Yuleo Lio

A bachelors graduate from Xiangtan University in China, Yuleo is fluent in English and is the director of foreign business relations and business development for all international services. He is also on the research and development team in China and the US. 

Yuleo Lio

Director of International Business

Communication

Max Freedman

Has been involved in the fireworks and indoor special effects industry for the past 18 years. Working on everything from large scale outdoor display fireworks to indoor wedding ceremonies has given Max a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to fireworks and special effects. He has also been a certified Hazmat shipper for the past 14 years, furthering his knowledge in the industry. Max currently serves as the Safety Director for Sparktacular FX for all Cold Spark Technology.  

Max Freedman

Safety Director

Lou Freedman

has been involved in the fireworks and indoor special effects industry for the past 10 years. He has been a part of many display shows and wedding ceremonies. He now primarily operates as a Sales Rep for all CST products.

Lou Freedman

Sales

Sam Freedman

Has been involved in fireworks and indoor special effects for the past 8 years. Currently he serves as Rentals Manager for our CST units. He also handles sales and is a traveling technician for CST shows. 

Sam Freedman

Sales & Rentals

Terry Ritz

Chief Technician

Terry Ritz

Terry's career started in 1975 when he began working as a stagehand.  In 1978 he became a member of IATSE 720, where he worked as a spotlight operator, stage lighting and automated light programmer. Having dealt with circuiting, DMX control, and show performance, Terry is very knowledgeable in this industry. Terry has worked in the Pyrotechnic industry for 40 years and prides himself on his drive to please our customers and clients.

Trevor Ritz

His passion for robotics, machining, design and implementation allows us to incorporate new and innovative additions to our designs.  His skills in Solidworks application and implementation ensure that we apply the newest technology and manufacturing when creating our CST products. 

Trevor Ritz

R & D Consultant