WHAT WE DO

Birket Engineering is a control system integrator, specializing in life-safety ride & show control systems for the themed entertainment industry. We design, assemble, install, and commission the hardware and software systems that control the world’s best-known attractions. Our equipment can be found in every Universal Studios and Walt Disney Company park in the world.

Our first duty is to public safety.

Park owners and ride manufacturers have trusted Birket’s ride control design, assembly, and commissioning services to deliver safe and thrilling guest experiences for over 35 years.

Show control has been part of the Birket story from the very start. We seamlessly integrate your show action equipment, animation, special effects, audio, video and lighting to create compelling show experiences.

Birket Specialty Lighting brings enlightened engineering and production together to light the world’s most recognizable architecture and entertainment venues. Our specialty products, custom projects, and on-board and costume lighting solutions are specified by the world’s top lighting designers.

Birket Engineering’s  Technologies team designs and manufactures embedded hardware and firmware for the world’s top themed locations. Our multi-disciplinary team works with your designers to create robust interactives to delight both Guests and Operators.

Birket Engineering provides 3rd-party and consulting services for any phase of the control system design/production/commissioning process of your project. Let our extensive international attractions industry experience be your best resource.

Industrial Automation

We have the proven ability to design and produce high quality electrical instrumentation, control panel, and MCC assemblies satisfying the most rigorous international standards and labeling requirements. Our worldwide presence provides our industry’s best component sourcing and panel fabrication value.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Glenn Birket

President & CEO

Glenn’s attractions career began in Operations at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, while an engineering student at the University of Central Florida. Glenn would later become Walt Disney Imagineering’s Electronic Engineering Ride Group Leader, leaving WDI after the opening of EPCOT to found Birket Engineering in 1984.

Steve Birket

Vice President

Steve has worked in the themed entertainment industry continuously since high school, first as a performer and lead at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and later as a project manager for Universal Creative and Walt Disney Imagineering. Steve enjoys connecting Birket Engineering to new projects and opportunities.

Marcial Godoy

VP, Creative Design

Possibly the world’s most experienced attraction control system hardware engineer, Marcial has been with Birket Engineering from the beginning. His designs and practical solutions continue to influence every project.

Brian Kuhar

VP, Engineering

Brian is a veteran leader of multiple simultaneous international controls design and integration projects for the world’s best-known attractions. Brian directs and manages the engineering process from proposal to implementation through to  warranty support. 

Jerry Birket

VP, Director of Projects

Jerry is responsible for portfolio management of Birket Engineering’s worldwide projects. Sharing his time between the company’s US and Asia offices, Jerry maintains continuity and consistency of company processes and communication. Jerry provides leadership to the project teams at a strategic level, while overseeing management decisions to ensure Birket projects succeed on time and within budget. 

Ed Sabis

VP, Chief Financial Officer

Ed supervises all financial management and administrative operations for Birket and has overseen the company’s expansion for almost twenty-five years. His previous positions have been with ITT, TOLD Corporation and Universal Creative. Ed holds a BS from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and has earned the Certified Management Accountant designation.  

Ray Ormachea

Director of Production Services

Ray has led domestic and international projects management, resulting in successful, profitable new product launches, on time and within budget. He has hands-on management experience with notable contributions as an operations leader, production leader and program leader.

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