In her current role at Visteon Corp., Rose Ryntz has developed new techniques to study paint-on-plastics performance, including scratch and gouge resistance. She has been a practicing scientist in the area of coatings for plastics and adhesion for more than 15 years and is recognized as one of the world's leading experts in plastics in automotive coatings.
Prior to joining Visteon (www.visteon.com), Ryntz was senior technical specialist in the plastics and trim product division for Ford Motor Co. She has also worked for Akzo Coatings Inc., where she was director for plastics and industrial finishes; DuPont Automotive; Dow Corning Corp.; and Dow Chemical Co., where she worked as a senior research chemist.
Ryntz has written more than 75 papers, 25 patents and three books. She lectures extensively at the University of Detroit Mercy and the University of Southern Mississippi. She earned a B.S. in chemistry from Wayne State University, an MBA from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in organic polymer chemistry from the University of Detroit.
Visteon, a leading global automotive supplier, employs about 50,000 people in more than 170 facilities in 24 countries.