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Meet the Staff



SynTec Seating Solutions is proud and fortunate to have an experienced staff of top level professionals, with over 150 years of combined service to the school bus and transportation industries. The experience represented includes senior management, manufacturing, service and sales with a major national bus manufacturer, and major commercial vehicle seating and manufacturing companies.

The combination of knowledge, insight and experience of SynTec management, has been incorporated into the design, engineering and manufacturing of our quality products AND our new S3 Family of Seats.

Our Staff

Chad Blankenship, General Manager

  • General Manager since February 2020
  • Director of Operations, 2018-2020
  • Quality Manager 2016-2018
  • 16 years of high volume manufacturing experience (Medical, Micro-Electronics & Automotive)
  • B.S. in Industrial Technology at Iowa State University

Anthony Bravo, Controller

  • Syntec Controller since November 2019
  • Previously with Takata/Joyson Safety Systems as financial analyst since 2007
  • 17 years experience working for a private NJ corporation as Accountant &Controller
  • Associates degree in Business, Raritan Valley Community College, NJ

Brad Glance, Engineering Manager

  • Engineering Manager since Feb 2020
  • 5 Years at Syntec
  • 12 Years experience in School bus seating
  • 15 years experience in automotive engineering

Dave Wydysh, Plant Manager

  • Plant Manager since July 2012.
  • 25 years of experience in manufacturing management of commercial and school buses
  • 15 years of high precision manufacturing experience in aerospace and defense systems
  • A.A.S. in Construction Technology at Erie Community College
  • B.S. in Industrial Technology at Buffalo State University

Shannon Clouse, Supply Chain Manager

  • Supply Chain Manager since September 2011
  • 17 years of experience in School bus seating
  • Degree in Business Admin/Accounting High Point University

Shriram Gopal, Quality Manager

  • Quality Manager since August 2018
  • Senior Engineer 2015-2018
  • Test Engineer 2012-2015
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at UNC Charlotte

James Jones, Human Resources Manager

  • Human Resources Manager since November 2015.
  • Over 20 years of Human Resources/EHS experience
  • B.A. Degree in Human Relations at High Point University

Shane Wright, Dealer Aacount Manager

  • Dealer Account Manager since 2012
  • 40 years sales experience
  • B.S. degree in Business Administration at Appalachian State University

Rick Smith, TBB OEM Sales managerr

  • TBB Customer Support 1984 to 2008
  • Syntec OEM Sales Manager 2008 to 2020
  • 36 years of school bus experience
  • Associate degree from Western Carolina University

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