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Lynch leverages construction, bio-additives experience in new role.

Colorbiotics, a Sika company, is excited to announce the hiring of a new national sales manager to lead its growing asphalt division.    

Ryan Lynch started in his new role at the Ames, Iowa-based company Feb. 1, 2024. The military veteran grew up in a family construction business and has spent his professional career in positions at every level of the asphalt industry. His experience managing the asphalt additives side of the business makes him a natural fit for Colorbiotics Asphalt Solutions and its customers.    

In his new role as national asphalt sales manager, Lynch seeks to build on the company’s success in the mulch colorant business. His aim is to demonstrate an asphalt product portfolio that addresses the entire lifecycle, from the refinery to the road. By combining cutting-edge research and development with Colorbiotics’ well-known customer service, his goal is to establish Colorbiotics as a leader in the asphalt industry.

“Combining the latest innovations with great customer service at Colorbiotics is exciting,” Lynch said. “The result is a line of asphalt products that adds value to our customers’ businesses and to the owners of our surface transportation systems.”

Lynch got his start in the asphalt industry working for his father and grandfather’s construction business in Montana. He worked at the company through high school and college as a laborer, operator and yard manager. Since then, his only break from the asphalt industry was during his studies at Notre Dame and the four years that followed when he served on active duty with the U.S. Navy.    

For the past 15 years, Lynch was based in Fargo, North Dakota, where he worked at Flint Hills Resources, Georgia Pacific Chemicals and Bakelite Synthetics. On the sales and marketing side, he developed strong customer relationships with private contractors and government agencies across the country. He later became a commercial development manager, overseeing the development and growth of the asphalt additives business. Lynch’s leadership in that space has made him a subject matter expert on bio-additives used in asphalt.   

Lynch lives in Fargo, North Dakota, with his wife, Megan, and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Hintza.