Ready Rack Names Kris Thune President

Dec. 19, 2022
The former vice president of operations returns to the company where she had served for more than 30 years.

WOODSTOCK, IL, December 16, 2022 — Ready Rack by Groves, a manufacturer and supplier of industry-leading storage solutions and health and wellness products, announced that Kris Thune has rejoined the company as President. The Ready Rack board of directors unanimously voted to appoint Ms. Thune to oversee operations for all products including Ready Rack’s garment and equipment storage racks, extractors, dryers and decontamination solutions as well as the company’s exclusive line of Pacific Helmets.

“Kris is the right leader for Ready Rack,” said Ben Ritthaler, Co-Owner. “Her extensive knowledge of our business and our partners will help Ready Rack strengthen distributor relationships, develop strategic alliances and expand our product line. We believe her strong leadership experience will propel the Ready Rack brand and maintain industry excellence.”

Ms. Thune stated, “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue the family legacy and lead the company into the future.” Ms. Thune went on to say, “Our founder Hank Groves was an industry pioneer with numerous patents to his credit. He set forth our commitment to ensure the highest manufacturing and quality standards to deliver innovative and superior products at competitive prices.”

Kris Thune has been involved with Groves for over 30 years serving as Vice President of Operations before her departure. She helped to establish what is now one of the most iconic companies in the fire service industry and has remained a strategic advisor to the closely held family company.

About Ready Rack

Ready Rack has been a leader in the fire and safety industry for more than forty years. Ready Rack pioneered the original open-air storage racking system for storage of garments and light equipment and offers an extensive portfolio of patented products. A few years ago, the company launched its Health and Wellness line of equipment and products focusing on decontamination. In addition to selling a variety of extractors and cabinet dryers, Ready Rack recently introduced its proprietary line of Decon Ready™ decontamination line of products. For more information about our products, please visit us at:

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