Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, has appointed Richard Lynch industry manager, automotive functional systems–Americas. Lynch is responsible for marketing Enthone’s wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings for a variety of automotive-related items including fasteners, brake calipers, suspension systems, drive-train and engine components. The addition of Lynch to the Enthone Americas Marketing Team continues Enthone’s emphasis on market segments and related OEMs.

Lynch has been involved with the metal finishing industry for more than 20 years. He began his career in 1987 with Frederick Gumm Chemical Company in a technical service and sales role, quickly advancing to a senior level position responsible for all North American operations. Following his tenure at Frederick Gumm, Lynch launched a successful chemical distributorship and later joined Dipsol of America as executive vice president in 2004. 

Lynch holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (with a concentration in marketing) from Bryant University, Rhode Island, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.