Sean Freed, Owner

Sean Freed's intense passion for cars started when he was only 15. After reading a high performance magazine, he was hooked. Nothing else mattered but having the most powerful and best handling car around. Growing up, his family did not have a lot of extra money so his passion for cars was very limited. After several summers of working and saving every penny, at the age of 17, he was able to purchase a 1972 Chevelle SS with a small block 350. Needless to say, its not the most powerful of cars or the best handling, but to him, it might as well have been a brand new 911 Turbo.

During High School, Sean took classes at the local trade school in efforts to learn as much as possible in order to become an automotive technician. By the time he graduated High School, he was able to graduate with a High School Diploma as well as a Diploma in Automotive Technology just months after his graduation. At this point, he was 18 and officially started his career as an automotive technician. He started working at a small independent shop about 15 min from his parents house and after about 6 months, Sean realized he was ready for more. He was ready to build high performance machines and work on high performance vehicles.

My passion for cars started as a child and has now grown into a full-functioning business. I always dreamed of owning my own company so I educated and pushed myself further than I ever thought I could.
— Sean Freed

TRAINING

While watching all of his favorite car shows on a Sunday afternoon, he saw a commercial about UTI. During that commercial, they explained how they offer high performance training and how to make a career out of it. At that point, Sean looked over at his father and said "That is what I want to do." After a couple days, Sean came to the realization that his father had seen the same commercial because, to his surprise, he looked at Sean and casually said "I called UTI and they are sending you an information packet to look over." At this point, Sean knew this was his first step in the quest to live a life of high performance. After getting accepted to the school and with only a few months until enrollment, Sean quickly prepared himself for a move from rural life in Minnesota to urban life in Chicago.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Sean attended UTI's automotive, diesel, and industrial program - an 18-month course that he completed in only 15 months. Here are a few achievements Sean achieved while attending school at UTI:

  • Placed on the Directors List for the majority of his schooling
  • 9 SOP pins- Student of the Phase - or top student in the class
  • 4.0 GPA and perfect attendance (which lead to his acceptance into the Porsche Training Program - PTAP)

PTAP involved 5 months of Porsche specific training at a Porsche training center. Upon graduation, Sean accepted a position at Hennessy Porsche in Alpharetta, GA. He quickly moved up through the ranks and became a Senior Porsche Technician.

 

 
Photo Credits: Geoff Dennis

Photo Credits: Geoff Dennis

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John ClarkManager / Service Writer

John attended school at Georgia Southern for marketing and business but couldn't bypass his passion for cars and all things performance. Here at FREED Performance, he has the ability to take his education and put it to work. John's is responsible for overall shop management, parallel to Sean, and managing the production schedule of the shop. His experience with cars, personal, and organizational skills make for a great fit when speaking with customers, scheduling work, and helping manage the FREED brand.

John also manages social media for FREED Performance, constantly posting up some of the amazing vehicles we get to work on, attracting a channeled audience, and educating them on the value that our shop brings to the table. Need to get in touch with John?

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