Washington — The Vinyl Institute has named longtime Washington manufacturing and business lobbyist Ned Monroe to take over as president and CEO from Dick Doyle, who is retiring after seven years leading the Washington-based trade association.
Monroe's previous jobs include executive director of global public affairs and communications at SC Johnson in Racine, Wis., and senior vice president for external relations at the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington, where he directed public affairs and political advocacy.
He's also held government affairs executive jobs at the National Restaurant Association, the National Automatic Merchandising Association and Associated Builders and Contractors, a construction industry trade group.
"It is a very exciting time to be joining the Vinyl Institute," Monroe said. "With the growing demand for top quality durable products in the U.S. and around the world, the vinyl industry is well positioned to meet the needs of the world's expanding population in a more sustainable fashion than competing materials."
Monroe will serve as the primary VI representative to vinyl product associations, the Global Vinyl Council, the NAM Council of Manufacturing Associations and other groups. VI members make vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, additives, and modifiers.
Monroe takes over for Doyle, is retiring at the end of the year.
"The members of the Vinyl Institute are very pleased with the leadership and direction that Dick Doyle provided the association during his tenure, and we want to wish Dick and his family well in retirement," said VI Chair Dick Mason, an executive at Shintech Inc.