DETROIT - Rose Ryntz, director for Advanced Materials Engineering at Visteon Corp. and a noted authority on coatings for automotive plastics, has been named the 2004 recipient of the Women's Automotive Association International's Professional Achievement Award. The award will be presented Sept. 16 at the association's Professional Award Dinner in Detroit.

Ryntz is the current secretary-treasurer of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology. She has published more than 75 articles, edited or co-authored three books, and been awarded 28 patents. She has received the American Chemical Society's Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings and the FSCT's highest honor, the George Baugh Heckel Award.