The president of the Radiant Panel Association has resigned due to a conflict of interest, according to its executive director.

Mike Chiles voluntarily stepped down as president of the organization Oct. 15, but will continue to sit on the Board of Directors, according to Larry Drake, executive director of the organization.

Chiles is president of Heatway, which is currently under fire for its failed Entran II tubing. The resignation came one day before an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal blasting Heatway, Goodyear and the radiant heating industry. Drake said Chiles was concerned about a conflict of interests between his company’s publicity and the RPA.

Ken Barney, from Thornton Heating & Plumbing in Sandy, Utah, will take over as president until the term is over in May, Drake said.