The Urethane Blog

SuperSkin Announces Management Structure

PRESS RELEASE: January 9, 2023 (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
SuperSkinSystems (a Division of American Polymers Corp.)

The owners of American Polymers Corp. would like to announce appointments of Dr. Mahesh
Kotnis as the new President of SuperSkinSystems (a division of American Polymers) and of Stuart
Smith as Vice President of SuperSkinSystems.


SuperSkinSystems is a strategic bolt-on acquisition for the American Polymers Corp adding new
technology platforms and increasing its geographic footprint in the United States. Leveraging our
manufacturing capabilities, R&D resources, and our expansive network of valued partners, we are
in a strong position to scale SuperSkinSystems well proven innovative products used in high
performance coatings, elastomers, and specialty foams.

Dr. Mahesh Kotnis


Prior to joining American Polymers as Executive Vice President, Dr. Kotnis
worked in various senior leadership roles in multinational companies
such as Huntsman, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, and ICI Americas over the
last 30 years. He has a proven track record of building profitable
businesses and high performing teams which have delivered consistent
above-market growth in diverse economic conditions. Dr. Kotnis holds a
Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in Polymer
Science & Engineering.

“SuperSkinSystems business has grown multifold just in the first year of integration with American
Polymers. These results show the benefits of synergy from American Polymers and that
opportunities for growth are abundant. We are moving to a new site four times bigger than the old
site providing a strategic location in the South East United States for American Polymers and all
affiliate companies.” – Dr. Mahesh Kotnis

Stuart Smith


Stuart has been a scientist, innovator, and entrepreneur over the last 40
years in the polyurethanes industry. He cofounded SuperSkinSystems in 2010.

Stuart holds a B.S. in Plastics Technology from the University of
Massachusetts at Lowell and has been awarded more than 50 U.S. patents
in polyurethane, epoxy, polyurea materials.