Two new leaders

NRCA welcomes its new chairman of the board and CEO

June always has been a month of change for NRCA, but this June has more than usual.

As we begin NRCA’s new fiscal year, we welcome Kyle Thomas, executive vice president of Thomas Industries Inc., Mobile, Ala., as NRCA’s new chairman of the board. Thomas succeeds outgoing Chairman of the Board Rod Petrick, president of Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill., who held the position for an unprecedented two years to help NRCA navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with limited upheaval.

Although COVID-19 seems to have stabilized for the time being, Thomas will be leading the association through equally challenging supply chain issues and worker shortages. You can read more about Thomas’ plans for the industry in “An honorable leader.

NRCA also welcomes its new CEO this month. McKay Daniels has replaced former CEO Reid Ribble, who retired May 31 after five years of leading the association. Ribble ushered in transformational changes to NRCA, including its One Voice initiative and Roofing Day in D.C., and will be missed. Daniels now will author the column in our News + Views section, and this month, he formally introduces himself to the industry.

Although this may seem like a great deal of change, Thomas and Daniels not only bring years of experience but also leadership and vision for the association. Please join us in congratulating them on their new positions.

AMBIKA PUNIANI REID is editor of Professional Roofing and NRCA’s vice president of communications.


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