November 15, 2022 by Peter Rogoz
I’d like to thank Daniel Haines, the former ‘76 Pro Line Manager, for his relentless hard work and dedication to Spirit of ‘76 and the fireworks community at large. Dan has recently stepped down from his role at Spirit to build his new production company, Astro Magic FX.
In his eight years at the helm of ‘76 Pro Line, Dan transformed the Pro Line catalog from a few cakes and shells to a robust line up of single shots, slices, sweeps, ground effects, racking solutions and more. Dan tirelessly traveled the country and circled the globe scouring every corner of the fireworks industry for the best products and solutions with the sole mission of making them available to Spirit of ‘76 customers.
Furthermore, Dan has spent countless hours, days, and weeks entertaining us all with world class Spirit of ‘76 Fireworks displays at fireworks events across the nation including PGI, Western Winter Blast, Sky Wars, Cobra Con, NFA, and APA events.
Above: "The Greatest Show On Earth" pyromusical choreographed by Dan Haines and shot at PGI 2018 in Mason City, IA. See more of Dan's shows for Spirit of '76 in our Fireworks Shows playlist.
Between his incredible displays, Dan furthered the fireworks community by sharing his knowledge at trade events and seminars on a regular basis, including making his display blueprints available to all on the ‘76 Pro Line website.
Although he will be greatly missed, I’m very happy to announce that Dan will continue working with Spirit of ‘76 to educate and entertain us all through Astro Magic FX. We will continue to collaborate with Dan on fireworks displays and events and we look forward to seeing him grow his new company. All of us here at Spirit of ‘76 would like to thank Dan for his years of dedication and service and we wish him nothing but the best success in his future endeavors!
- Peter Rogoz, VP of '76 Pro Line