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New school bus seat at SynTec

School bus seating supplier SynTec has a new product coming to market that officials said will provide more engineering and financial resources.

HIGH POINT, N.C. — School bus seating supplier SynTec has a new product coming to market that officials said will provide more engineering and financial resources.

SynTec Seating Solutions’ new S3C school bus seat can be converted between belted and non-belted seating for passengers. The product is being displayed at industry trade shows, and it will be available on school buses starting this fall.

The S3C is the first product in SynTec’s new S3 family of seats. It has a common base and interchangeable backs, allowing for several seating options: non-belted, lap belts, lap-shoulder belts and integrated child seats.

Larry Bannon, vice president of new business development at SynTec, told SBF that the process of switching the seat backs takes only two minutes and involves six bolts and one torque.

In addition to Bannon, SynTec’s leadership team includes General Manager Tony Domabyl, OEM Sales and Marketing Manager Rick Smith and Director of Engineering John Baer.

Domabyl, Smith and Baer joined SynTec last year. The company also recently brought on Shane Wright as dealer account manager.

“Over the last 18 months, we’ve been making a conscious effort to strengthen the organization with a good, solid base of industry knowledge,” Bannon said. “The school bus knowledge is what [SynTec’s] management brings.”