Groves Inc. has named Kris Thune as president following unanimous approval from the company’s board of directors.

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

Thune is no stranger to Groves, where she spent over 30 years as vice president of operations. Groves says that Thune helped establish one of the glass and stone markets’ legendary brands and has remained a strategic advisor to the company.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue the family legacy and lead the company into the future,” says Thune. “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.”