Meet Mike Skoczylas, Foam Department Supervisor

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3 Jul 2012

Before coming to work at Mustang Seats over three years ago, Mike worked at a gas station and a recycling plant.  About the only thing he liked about his past jobs was having weekends off.  He applied to work at Mustang because it was a better opportunity for him and closer to home.

Mike and his two co-workers in the foam department make hundreds of foams each day.  He also enjoys cleaning the molds and making them nice and shiny.  Mike feels the best part of his job is seeing Mustang seats on the street and knowing that he made the foam for every one of those seats.

When Mike isn’t working at Mustang, he enjoys ice hockey, hiking, fishing and he also plays on a softball league.  He has also been a volunteer firefighter in Three Rivers, Massachusetts, for the past ten years.  Mike has received both First Aid and CPR certified training.  He has also been certified by the Fire Academy on Levels 1 and 2.  Mike likes helping people and says he never knows what he’s getting into when he responds to the fire alarm.  On a recent memorable rescue, Mike helped get a victim out of a car after an accident using the “Jaws of Life.”

Mike is in a committed relationship with Emily who works as a third grade teacher in Ware, MA.  They enjoy going to the nearby Yankee Candle outlet and driving to places they’ve never been before.  Given both of their busy schedules, they are really happy to just spend time together!

6 Responses to “Meet Mike Skoczylas, Foam Department Supervisor”

  1. David July 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    Can the foam be customized by you folks to sit a little deeper?

  2. Marilyn July 3, 2012 at 8:09 pm #

    Unfortunately, no, but we have a variety of seat styles. Some may sit you deeper than others. Please contact our customer service department for more information at 800-243-1392 (860-582-9633 local) 9am-5:30pm Eastern or info [at] mustangseats [dot] com.

  3. Blaine Baron August 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    I purchased a Mustang wide touring seat both driver and passenger as my stock seat made my tailbone hurt when on longer rides. I did a lot of research to find the right seat for me and came up with Mustang. I recently went on a trip with a buddy and after 2 hours of riding I began to hae some discomfort in my inner thighs. I switched bikes with my buddy and found his stock seat way more comfortable than mine. I went back to my bike and again was very uncomfortable. We stopped and looked to see what the difference was between the two seats and found that his seat swept upwards to the tank while mine was narrow and straight. When I was looking for the seat Mustang adds assured me that the wide touring seat would fit exactly as my stock seat and that is not the case. The seat closest to the tank is much narrower than the stock seat and and appears to have minimal padding in it that adds to my discomfort. I am switching back to my stock seat and was wondering if there is a fix to my issue.

  4. Marilyn August 3, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Blaine, We have forwarded your email to our customer service department and they will be in contact with you to take steps to try to resolve your discomfort issue. Thank you.

  5. Dennis February 1, 2016 at 12:40 pm #

    My Mustang saddle on my 1996 Ultra Classic has been there for the past 50,000 kms or so.
    It seems to me that it’s now become too soft and lacking support as it once provided.
    What is the normal expected life of a saddle? Do I simply replace it or should I get the foam replaced as the leather is still in very good shape?

  6. Neal February 2, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    Dennis, a foam can lose resilience over time for a variety of reasons. We can replace the foams in any current seat and many recently discontinued seats. The cost will depend on what part number you have, but it’s much less expensive than replacing the whole seat. If you’d like to learn more, give us a call at (800) 243-1392 and discuss this with one of our sales reps.

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