Reid Ribble Succeeds Bill Good as NRCA CEO

Former NRCA member and chairman of the board, Reid Ribble, is serving as NRCA CEO.

Former NRCA member and chairman of the board, Reid Ribble, is serving as NRCA CEO.

Bill Good retired from NRCA Dec. 31, 2016, after 28 years as the organization’s CEO and 41 years of service. Former NRCA member and chairman of the board Reid Ribble officially succeeded Good as CEO Jan. 3.

A roofing contractor by trade, Ribble joined Kaukauna, Wis.-based The Ribble Group Inc., a family business, in 1975 and became company president in 1980. Ribble served as NRCA chairman of the board from 2005-06 and NRCA’s senior vice chairman from 2004-05. He also was president of The Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress’ Board of Trustees from 2008-10. Ribble also has served as a member or chairman of several NRCA committees.

In 2010, Ribble was elected to the U.S. Congress serving Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District and was re-elected twice. Ribble earned the reputation of being honest and able to work with representatives from both sides of the aisle.

“I am looking forward to service and representing those who set the standard for professionalism in the roofing industry and working with NRCA’s staff on initiatives that will help add even more to that value,” Ribble says.

Good will remain with NRCA in a part-time capacity during a five month transition period. He officially will retire May 31.

Kett Tool Announces Retirement of Vice President

Kett Tool, an Ohio-based manufacturer of electric and pneumatic tools, announces that Rick Fowkes, vice president of Kett Tool, has retired from the company. Fowkes retires after 34 years of service with the company. Alex Rozumovich, previously director of engineering, has assumed the role of vice president.

“Throughout his Kett career, Rick has demonstrated integrity and an enduring commitment to our company,” says Kathy Conlon, president, Kett Tool Co. “Rick has been a valuable partner to me and to the company throughout his 34 years. We thank him for his career with Kett Tool and wish him the best in retirement.”

During his 34 years with Kett, Fowkes was involved in all aspects of the business. He began his career at Kett Tool in 1982 as a sales associate. After gaining several years of sales and marketing experience, he became sales manager for the company in 1989. In 2007, he was promoted to vice president of the company, where he oversaw day-to-day activities, marketing and sales, public relations and strategic planning.

“I am grateful to have spent 34 years with this great company, and deeply honored to have had the opportunity to be part of its leadership for the last nine,” says Fowkes. “I am very proud of what my Kett colleagues have accomplished during our time together and know that Alex will play a big part in the continued success of the company going forward.”

Rozumovich has served as director of engineering since 2007.