Freedman Seating Names Stan Brzezniak Director of Sales

For Immediate Release

Freedman Seating Names Stan Brzezniak Director of Sales
The transition includes John Mienik as Senior Business Development and South Eastern Sales Manager.

Chicago, IL – Freedman Seating announced today the advancement of Stan Brzezniak to Director of Sales – Bus, effective January 1, 2023. Brzezniak previously held the position of Business Development Manager.

Having first joined the company in 2002 as a Project Engineer, Brzezniak focused on small and mid-size bus, and step van applications. In 2003, he earned his MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Illinois Chicago. In the years to follow, with Brzezniak as OEM Sales Manager, Freedman Seating would become the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty bus seats in the US and Canada.

“Over the years, Stan has grown in responsibility and influence at Freedman Seating,” said Dan Cohen, President. “Because of his leadership, business acumen, and knowledge of the bus industry, we have succeeded in new markets and built long-lasting relationships.”

Brzezniak will continue developing new market opportunities while leading Freedman’s national sales team, known for their excellent level of service and industry experience.

This transition of responsibilities includes the addition of John Mienik to Freedman’s regional sales team as South Eastern Sales Manager; supporting dealers, operators and agencies with bid specifications, product and safety training, and sales support. Mienik has also been elevated to serve as Freedman’s Senior Business Development Manager – Bus, working in tandem with Brzezniak on market growth and product development.

For nearly 28 years, John has led Freedman’s midsize bus sales team with tremendous success. “His ability to connect with stakeholders at all levels, product knowledge and overall industry insight will ensure Freedman’s continued success in the bus market,” said Cohen.

“John has done an outstanding job building a team that is passionate about serving our customers and advocating for passenger safety. I look forward to continuing that momentum while promoting continuous improvement and innovation of our products,” said Brzezniak.


Freedman Seating Company
Founded in 1894, Freedman Seating is a family-owned and operated company. As North America’s leader in transportation seating and safety solutions, FSC designs, engineers, and manufactures products for many different markets, including small bus, mid-size coach, heavy-duty transit, rail, marine, delivery truck, and paratransit. Freedman Seating is an ISO 9001 registered company.

Contact: John-Paul Paonessa, Marketing Manager
Phone: 773-524-2440

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