Kiteman Group, LLC is an industry-leading provider of kite show production, design, and fabrication services, as well as custom event rentals. Our dynamic team, with decades of collective experience in professional kite flying, event production/rentals, and prop fabrication, are the driving force behind our extraordinary offerings.
Who We are
Our offerings include:
- Kite Show Productions: From large-scale permanent shows to one-off spectaculars, we deliver world-class aerial kite performances.
- Event Rentals: Skyman Inflatable Air Dancers, Feather Banner/Advertising Flags, and Windmill Spinners.
- Special Projects and Fabrication: Leveraging state-of-the-art technology, we produce custom, high-quality props that meet the needs of theme parks and productions.
- Dye-Sublimation Printing: We offer custom fabric printing for events, including printed banners, signage, and more.
Our All-Star Team
The visionary co-owners of Kiteman Group are Brian Keating and John Lutter. Both have a lifelong passion for kiting, with roots going back to their childhoods. Their professional journeys began with Kiteman Productions and have since blossomed into the co-ownership of Kiteman Group.
Together, they are leading Kiteman Group into a promising future, innovating the kiting industry, and captivating audiences worldwide with mesmerizing displays of aerial artistry.
Brian Keating, a competitive kite flyer starting at the age 11, has built an impressive career around his passion. Joining Kiteman Productions in 1991, his expertise in show flying and kite design has been instrumental to all major performances. In 2023, together with John Lutter, he co-founded Kiteman Group, LLC, ensuring the legacy of captivating kite shows continues. As a project manager, designer, and performer, he develops high-profile projects such as Epcot Forever and Disney KiteTails. Supported by his wife Jennifer and their two daughters, Brian finds fulfillment in maintaining a harmonious work-life balance.
John Lutter is a visionary entrepreneur transforming the art of kite flying into captivating performances. With a background in web development for clients like Nike and the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs, he ventured into the kite industry by founding Kitestop, and online kite store in 2002. John joined Kiteman in 2004, as a performer on Sea World’s Fusion show, and has been involved in most major projects since then. John was President of the American Kitefliers Association from 2014-16, and enjoys learning new things as he develops new and exciting products for Kiteman.