Tom Burden is a U.S. Air Force fighter-jet machine-gun mechanic from Columbus, Ohio — and Burden is also an inventor. Burden is the founder of Grypmat, “the world’s best non-slip tool tray.” It’s a rubberized mat that holds tools on any abnormal surface without having to worry about tools sliding off. Burden is demonstrating Grypmat on Shark Tank on Sunday, November 12. He has either the good fortune or bad luck of presenting in front of guest shark, Sir Richard Branson, founder and CEO of Virgin Airlines. Burden uses the incline on the aerodynamic nose of a jet for his Shark Tank demo.
Grypmats are available on Amazon (see link/image above) and on the Grypmat website. It is available in Small ($29.99), Medium ($44.99), and Large ($69.99). The Grypmat can handle high heat it’s made of silicone. Grypmat is receiving five-star reviews including claims of it being “a mechanic’s best friend!” Did we mention it can fold or roll up for easy storage? Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9pm and 10pm on ABC.