North Ridgeville, Ohio --
Raven Concealment Systems officially announced today the appointment of Mr. Clint Lynch to the position of Senior Product Designer, effective 29 June. Mr. Lynch has 13 years of design experience in the firearms industry, in both weapons and weapon accessories.
Clint joins RCS from rifle manufacturer Daniel Defense, where he worked as a designer since 2010. Before that, he spent six years working on both pistol and long-gun projects with FNH-USA, most notably serving as Lead U.S. Designer on the Mk. 20 Sniper Support Rifle (SSR). His design career in the world of firearms began when he was hired as a designer by Knights Armament in 2002.
Clint joins Raven's current pair of creators (fellow Senior Product Designer Eric Rice, and Product Designer Kyle Hendrickson) to give the company a powerhouse stable of CAD talent.
"It's exciting to join such a talented crew, and to be part of the creative process for an entire line of products," says Clint. "RCS aggressively encourages their design team to push limits --to be truly innovative—and as a designer, that is a really appealing environment to work in. Most of my career has been spent designing rifles and rifle accessories, so being thrown the brand-new challenge of designing more effective ways to carry a handgun is a welcome change. And the team they have assembled here is top-notch."
Adding Lynch to the design staff is part of an ongoing push by RCS to expand their injection-molded product line in order to support a wider range of weapons and mission requirements.
"Starting on my first day," says CEO John "Chappy" Chapman, "one of my top priorities was accelerating the new-product design process. These guys have so many innovative ideas, but with only two designers, there just wasn't enough horsepower to push projects through to completion at the pace they needed. Adding another top-level designer was essential, and the whole management team was unanimous that we wanted to recruit Clint. We're thrilled to have him join our team."
John Chapman, CEO
Raven Concealment Systems, LLC