The CNFA (Canadian National Fireworks Association) was formed with a need to advocate on behalf of the fireworks industry to municipalities and federal government on create regulation that are effective and safe. Our national statistics prove that Fireworks, when used properly, are safe. There is a common misconception about Canadian fireworks versus our neighbours to the south, USA, who has different regulations and therefore statistics that are not fair for Canada.
The CNFA is formed by its members, the Executive Director and Directors as well as industry technical consultants.
Rod Cameron – Director & Founding Member
Rod has been in the fireworks industry for over 30 years. Previously owning his own factory, Rod has firsthand experience with the development of fireworks. He has been a pioneer infusing the market with new, safe and exciting products. Rod works with the Federal Government and advocates for fair and reasonable regulations.
He has established the CNFA to innovate the way the fireworks industry injects society with education, safety and of course reasonable access. It is with Rod’s vast knowledge and experience in this industry that has formed the strong foundation of the CNFA.
Kelly Guille – Director & Founding Member
Kelly Guille has been working in the Fireworks industry since 1993; ten years after his start in the business he bought all shares of Archangel Fireworks and became the sole owner. Kelly has led Archangel Fireworks Inc. to numerous Canadian and International wins, taking home top honors from various prestigious fireworks competitions. His expertise has also awarded him the chance to represent other major fireworks companies at shows and competitions around the world!
Juri Kasemets – Technical Consultant
Juri Kasemets, P.Eng., retired military bomb disposal officer and retired federal explosives inspector; president of Explosives Management Group. For more info visit his home page on LinkedIn or website: www.explosivesmanagement.com
Perry Logan – Executive Director
As the Executive Director, Perry promotes the CNFA by advocating on behalf its members. In this role, Perry collaborates with association members, government officials, regulators, fire prevention officers and other stakeholders across the country to promote safety and fair access to authorized firework products.
With a background in resort management, Perry has vast experience in business development, municipal permitting processes and working with non-profit and charitable organizations. Perry has resided in Alberta for over twenty years and enjoys meeting new people through participating in community activities. In his spare time, Perry enjoys writing non-fiction stories, and spending time with his wife, kids and dog Finn.