Fire-Dex expands product team, investing in new talent

Product managers Matt Colatruglio and Matt Shurtz. (Courtesy photo)
Product managers Matt Colatruglio and Matt Shurtz. (Courtesy photo)

MEDINA, Ohio — Fire-Dex announced today the expansion of their product development team with the hiring of two Product Managers, Matt Colatruglio and Matt Shurtz.

“As a result of our tremendous growth over the last decade, we’re able to invest in unique talent with diverse skillsets and experiences,” states Todd Herring, Director of Marketing. “This expansion is also a testament to the commitment from our leadership to continue providing innovative solutions to firefighters and first responders around the world.”

With 14 years of technical flame-resistant textile experience and 5 years in business development and sales, Matt Colatruglio is responsible for executing and overseeing the latest turnout gear development initiatives across multiple product lines, including the implementation of new product development processes. His diverse background offers a unique ability to analyze complex market environments and apply strategic solutions.

Matt Shurtz brings 15 years of innovative product development and design experience to his role where he will take on accessory product planning and execution, oversee product development initiatives, and assist with implementing strategic marketing plans. Matt brings a keen eye to product design planning and demonstrates a results-oriented drive to achieve extraordinary outcomes.

Being one of the fastest-growing businesses in Northeast Ohio, Fire-Dex continues to invest in its award-winning team, acquire new companies, and design health-conscious innovations for the fire service industry.

As Fire-Dex has grown through expansion and acquisition, it's expanded job opportunities throughout the U.S. in areas including sales, administration, marketing, customer service and production support. Discover current openings at

About Fire-Dex
Fire-Dex is a family-owned, global manufacturer of head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders. Maintaining the core values on which it was founded in 1983, Fire-Dex extended its ability “to serve those who serve” with the acquisition of three major brands; Chieftain, TECGEN, and most recently, Gear Wash, adding PPE clean and repair services to its portfolio. The company is headquartered in Medina, Ohio with a second production facility in Georgia. To learn more, visit

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