Chandler is the President of ARC Pyrotechnics, Inc. He began his journey in the pyrotechnics industry, in 2010, by building equipment. In 2016, he started working part-time for ARC while he finished school. After graduating from Oklahoma State University in 2018, he accepted a full time position as the General Manager. While starting from the ground up, he believes that through hard work and determination you can accomplish anything. He is optimistic about the future of the company, and strives to meet our objective of providing our clients with the pyrotechnic experience that they expect and deserve.
Before Austin joined our team, he served 7 years in the United States Air Force. Austin worked in an Emergency Operations Cell and also worked as a Flight Engineer on the Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AWACS) airplane. During his time in the Air Force, he was deployed 3 times to the middle east. Austin has been with the company since it was started in 2015 and worked as the Magazine Manager for 5 years. He teaches best safety practices at our yearly training courses. Austin is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management.