Washington, D.C. -- The Vinyl Institute announced that Ned Monroe will join the Institute as president and CEO, replacing Dick Doyle who has announced his retirement for the end of 2018 after leading the association for the past seven years.

“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 Dick Mason, chair of the Vinyl Institute. “We are also thrilled to be bringing on Ned Monroe who has had a very accomplished career in both the association and corporate fields.”

Monroe will lead the national trade association that serves as the voice for the vinyl industry, engaging industry stakeholders in shaping the future of the vinyl industry. The U.S. vinyl industry encompasses nearly 3,000 vinyl manufacturing facilities, more than 350,000 employees, and an economic value of $54 billion.

“It is a very exciting time to be joining the Vinyl Institute,” said Monroe. “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. I am honored to join this highly effective association, and I am looking forward to continue advancing the many valuable products and services that the Vinyl Institute offers its members and their customers.”

Prior to joining the Vinyl Institute, Monroe served as the executive director of global public affairs and communications at SC Johnson in Racine, Wisc. While there he led all corporate internal and external communications for the privately held global consumer goods company. He directed employee communications, crisis communications, reputation management, media relations and public affairs.

In his new role, Monroe will oversee all operations and management of the staff and consultant teams. He will also serve as the primary Vinyl Institute representative to the vinyl product associations, Global Vinyl Council, NAM Council of Manufacturing Associations, Council of Chemical Association Executives, among other organizations that work with the Vinyl Institute as it carries out its mission to advance the interests of the vinyl industry.

For more information, visit www.vinylinfo.org.