Wooster Products, the industry leader in anti-slip safety stair treads and walkway products, has added Matt Gray, as Research & Development and Quality Control manager. Gray is a PhD Graduate of The Ohio State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and has extensive experience in synthetic materials chemistry and powder diffraction.  

As the manager of R & D, Gray leads the effort to improve existing products within the Wooster Products family and develop new ones to address customer needs.  As the head of Quality Control, he oversees testing to verify that products meet the company’s strict guidelines as well as regulatory requirements.  His initial focus is on enhancing NITEGLOW, Wooster’s industry leading photoluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) non-slip products.    

“We’re excited to have Matt leading Wooster’s R & D program,” said Wooster President Poonam Arora Harvey.  “His graduate work in photovoltaics dovetails nicely with our photoluminescent technology.  Enhancing the industry’s only glow-in-the-dark egress safety stairs with abrasives integrated in the photoluminescent strip will certainly benefit our customers and channel partners.  As we start our second century, we’re focused on improving our already industry-leading products to continue to make every step a safe one.” 

About Wooster Products 
Wooster Products is the industry leader in anti-slip stair treads, nosings and walkway products. They have been manufacturing anti-slip products for new construction, renovation and OEM applications since 1921 from their Wooster, OH facility.   Long respected for quality and innovation, their products include cast iron (Ferrogrit), cast aluminum (Alumogrit), extruded aluminum (Spectra, Supergrit, Stairmaster, and Flexmaster), pressure sensitive adhesive tape (Flex-Tred), and coatings (WP-70, Walk-A-Sured, and Safe-Stride), as well as photoluminescent (glow-in-the-dark) nosings and treads (NITEGLOW).