Our People.

Get to know the brain trust. The ones behind the scenes. The masterminds making it all happen.

Vince Camerano

CEO / FOUNDER

Do you know anyone else who started a special effects company out of a ’93 Buick LeSabre? Unlikely. But thanks to that wild idea from Vince Camerano – here we are! When he’s not designing atmosphere, there is a 100% chance that a guitar is plugged into his amp and turned to 11.

Erica Camerano

BUDGETEER EXTRAORDINAIRE

If it weren’t for Erica, there would be much more mischief and way less work getting done. On top of the already arduous task of keeping the crew in line, Erica is responsible for everything from forecasting R&D for new products to keeping the lights on. Oh, and did we mention she is an absolute rock star vocalist for the band Little Victory?

Jesse Walk

MECHANICAL ENGINEER / WEARER OF MANY HATS

What exactly does Jesse Walk do? Well, in short, he brings our ideas to life. He ensures all the moving parts fit together so we can keep creating the best products! He’s also an excellent fisherman and may have the most giant mobile tackle box you have ever seen.

Ryan Birkett

CREATIVE DIRECTOR / VISUAL WIZARD

From new product announcements to social media, the pulse of Master FX becomes a visual and interactive experience because of Ryan. Every creative has to stay inspired – and for Ryan, that’s classic badass cars. Can anyone take him for a spin in a De Tomasa Pantera?

Nick Fox

WAREHOUSE MANAGER / INSPECTOR GADGET

Every time a Master FX order arrives in your hands, you can thank Nick Fox. From manufacturing, until it leaves the dock, Nick oversees every aspect of our warehouse operations. When he’s not building Impacts, he’s probably catching air from a mountain bike hill somewhere off in the woods.

Carl Rupsis

FX SPECIALIST / TECHNICAL GENIUS

Carl Rupsis is a seasoned professional in the entertainment industry with a background as a tech director, audio engineer, and set designer. Currently serving as a versatile Swiss army knife at Master FX, Carl excels in manufacturing machines and providing top-notch customer service. When he's not building machines and answering phones, you can find Carl navigating the skies, either flying drones or immersing himself in the world of flight simulation.

Thalia Fernandez

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT / MISCHIEF SUPERVISOR

From answering phones to processing orders and everything in between, Thalia keeps operations moving at Master FX. With her organizational skills and attention to detail, Thalia ensures daily procedures run smoothly and your orders arrive on time. When she's not handling business at Master FX, you can find Thalia at one of her 3 kid's softball or football games, reading a romantic novel, binging "New Girl", or cheering on the Chicago Bears.

Jack Scieszinski

MANUFACTURING ASSISTANT

Jack, a native of Iowa, recently relocated to Chicago where he joined the Master FX Squad. When he's not assisting with manufacturing and order processing, you'll find him on stage doing stand-up comedy across Chicagoland. His quick wit and Midwestern charm make him a rising star in the local comedy scene.

Lily

HEAD OF SECURITY

Herman

DESTRUCTION MANAGER

WHO WE ARE.

a few of our friends were lucky to work with.

OUR HEADQUARTERS.

Get a glimpse at the place we are grateful to call home. The art that sparks our creativity, the games that keep our brains sharp, the coffee that keeps us running. Every detail is carefully considered to reflect our people, our customers, and the wonderful industries we are privileged to serve.

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1350 W. Washington St.

West Chicago IL 60185

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed