GreatStar Tools USA hires design leader

Company names a new VP of industrial design & new product development.
Chris Woolley

GreatStar Tools USA, a leading manufacturer of hand tools serving DIY, professional, and industrial markets worldwide, announced today that Christopher Woolley has joined the firm as its new VP industrial design & new product development. In his new position, Woolley will collaborate with the business leaders across the organization in order to expand product lines. He will also focus on bringing continued innovation to GreatStar brands, the company said.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris Woolley to GreatStar,” said Gary DuBoff, group president, GreatStar Tools USA. “Chris brings with him years of experience in new product development. This, along with his skill in strategic planning and his years in the industry, combine to make Chris the perfect fit for our company’s needs.”

Woolley has worked in the industry for over 20 years, developing new and innovative product lines, advancing strategic planning, and leading cross-functional teams in the home improvement industry, including hand tools, power tools, storage, and accessories.

Woolley holds an MS in Business Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and completed his undergraduate at Trinity College in Connecticut. In his new role, he will be reporting to Champin Chou, chairman, Hangzhou GreatStar Industrial, and Lily Chi, CEO, Hangzhou GreatStar Industrial, and will be based out of the Arrow Fastener headquarters facility in New Jersey.