What is Grypmat?

Grypmat, a veteran owned start-up launched the Grypmat in 2017 – a high performance, non-magnetic, non slip, chemical resistant, anti-static rubber tool mat keeping tools and hardware in place, no matter where you need to put them. Thanks to the Grypmat, tool users can focus on their work without having to worry about runaway screws or misplaced hardware.

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Press coverage
"With troughs like a kitchen utensil organizer, the bright orange silicon-polymer mat conforms to almost any surface. "
Grypshon Expands Line of Tool Holders
Aviation International New - April 10, 2017
"It’s a product with both rotary- fixed-wing applications and said to go where others don’t, holding tools at angles as high as 70 degrees. "
Getting A Gryp
Vertical Magazine - November 17, 2016
"the Grypmat, a malleable form-fitting nonslip tool tray that stays close at-hand without marring an aircraft’s surface."
F-16 Mechanic Invents Better Tool Tray
AOPA - January 18, 2017
"Grypmat is a sticky mat that holds tools, screws, nuts and bolts in place so that you always know where they are."
Grypmat Keeps Tools In Place
Flying Magazine - January 19, 2017
Startup Programs
Grypshon is an Ideadvance Alumni. The mentorship, capital and guidance provided by Ideadvance has helped accelerate the Grypmat from a prototype to a globally distributed product.
The biggest value AeroInnovate and Airventure has brought to Grypshon is their networking capabilities, now we have pre-orders, manufacturers, and distributors. Exactly what we were looking for.
Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans as leaders in innovation.
The Team
Tom Burden
Founder, Inventor, CEO
Ray Ferreira
Director of Marketing & Automotive Business Development
Lucas La Tour
Director of Sales
Ian Hoyt
Director of Aviation
Julia Kelley
PR & Communications Manager |
Tyler Ringler
Product Design and Operations Manager
Akhil Aniff
New Markets & Digital Platform Development
Jack Hutchinson
Marketing and Business Development Associate
Customer Testimonials
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"The mats are super helpful working on top of the wings. My tools as well as the fasteners stayed in place, and I’m able to avoid any unwanted scratching in the bare aluminum."
Greg H.
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"It is terrifically designed and made. I particularly like the fact that parts don't slide around on it."
Steve D.
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"We have found the large Grypmat to be an excellent tool caddy/platform when performing maintenance on helicopters. It helps prevent damage to painted fairings and cowlings."
James M.
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