SALEM, NH - Advanced Polymerics Inc., Salem, New Hampshire, a provider of smart coatings and functional materials for the industrial marketplace, has hired Stephen Jewitt as Technical Director. Jewitt will oversee the development of new products, processes and technologies and will also lead the company’s efforts in expanding its global market presence.

Jewitt joins API with more than 25 years of industrial and commercial coatings experience, with a focus on technical product management, global marketing and market development.

Jewitt has held senior technical management positions with Huntsman Advanced Materials, Hemple Coatings, Hexion Specialty Chemicals and most recently as an independent coatings consultant.