Ribble has led the association for five years.
“It’s been a joy to work with my friends and colleagues at NRCA for these past five years,” Ribble says. “I have been impressed by the commitment to the industry by our members and industry partners. On May 31, I will retire as interim CEO of NRCA. I am looking forward to spending more time with my wife of 47 years, my children and especially my six grandsons.”
A second-generation roofing contractor, former U.S. congressman and the first roofing contractor to lead NRCA as CEO, Ribble has brought a unique perspective and leadership approach to the job from day one. His first priority was to determine where the roofing industry believed the organization should focus its efforts. After discussions with NRCA’s Executive Committee, board of directors, members and other industry stakeholders, a new vision statement was created — one that emphasizes the recognition of members as professionals and seeks to unite the industry to that purpose.
Since then, Ribble has worked diligently with NRCA’s board of directors and volunteers on the implementation of NRCA’s overall vision. Whether NRCA’s One Voice initiative, NRCA ProCertification® or Training for Roof Application Careers, Ribble has been highly engaged in instituting the strategy and direction of NRCA’s Executive Committee, chairman of the board and board of directors on behalf of NRCA’s members and the roofing industry.
In addition, Ribble has lent his political expertise to the development and implementation of Roofing Day in D.C. and launched a podcast series that celebrates roofing professionals’ meaningful experiences and stories of inspiration and generosity in the industry. He continues to lead the association and the industry through the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing supply chain crisis, hosting several telephone town halls to connect with members and ensuring NRCA’s website is current with the latest relevant information.
“Reid has led NRCA with unwavering commitment, passion and dedication during his time as CEO,” says Rod Petrick, president of Ridgeworth Roofing Co. Inc., Frankfort, Ill., and NRCA’s chairman of the board. “The roofing industry has benefited from his efforts to enhance the industry’s professionalism, tackle ongoing challenges and unite all segments of the industry, and I have enjoyed working alongside him even though he’s a Green Bay Packers fan.”
NRCA Chief Operations Officer McKay Daniels will succeed Ribble as CEO June 1. Daniels has served NRCA for three years, managing the association’s daily operations and staff and overseeing member-driven initiatives. He has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofits, government and the private sector.
"We know that the association is going to be in great hands in the future, but I won't be disappearing off the landscape," Ribble told RC. "I'll still be available to come speak at events ... and continue to participate and help the industry grow."