Birket Engineering, Inc.

Glenn Birket

President and CEO
Birket Engineering, Inc.
162 West Plant St.
Winter Garden, Florida 34787
United States


Biography

From Disney amusement ride operator to founder of the industry's leading designer and manufacturer of entertainment control systems, Glenn Birket has more than 30 years experience in the themed entertainment industry. He founded Birket Engineering in Los Angeles in 1984 and seven years later moved it to Orlando, Florida.

Glenn is a member of the NFPA technical committee for Special Effects which is responsible for NFPA Standard 160, Flame Effects Before Proximate Audience, and NFPA Standard 1126, Use of Pyrotechnics Before Proximate Audience. He is also a voting member of ASTM Technical Committee F24, Standards for Amusement Rides and Devices.

While a student, Glenn worked as an attraction operator, trainer and lead at Walt Disney World. After graduating with honors he joined Walt Disney Imagineering (WED). He was the control systems project engineer for EPCOT's ambitious $60M American Adventure pavilion, one of the most complex of Disney’s projects at the time. He designed controls for heavy stage machinery, hydraulics, motor drives, animation, rigging, projection, special effects, and lighting applications. After EPCOT opened, Glenn led the park's field engineering office.



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