About Us

Owner Jim Krasnov earned his BBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he worked as a financial analyst at General Motors Financial World Headquarters in New York City. After leaving General Motors, Jim acquired a waste-disposal and recycling business that he expanded and ran for 15 years. During that time he also acquired a sand mining business.

After the sale of these businesses he started Advanced Polymer Repairs from scratch, selling and installing high-performance epoxy coatings to industrial, commercial and institutional accounts. Always looking for the best solutions for his clients, Advanced hired Sharon Hwang, a Yale Educated chemist to develop products that were not commercially available. Specifically, a line of products that would adhere to virtually any substrate, including stainless steel.

These products include 100% epoxy concrete repair systems, anti-corrosion, abrasion resistant, elastomeric and other Surface Protection Systems. We are constantly searching for products that fill our customer’s needs and have developed relationships with trusted suppliers of various high-performance epoxy and polymer coatings. If we can’t find a suitable product commercially available, we will develop it in house.

Over the years, Advanced Polymer Repairs developed a regional and then national reputation for providing the finest products and services in the industry. Our customers, who are key decision makers in a variety of industries, rely exclusively on Advanced for their toughest surface protection problems.

Jim expanded the business very slowly and carefully, always being mindful of his main philosophy of business success:
• Treat your customers as you would like to be treated
• Stand behind every product and service you provide
• Make long-term relationships
• Turn customers into friends

Being reluctant to expand by hiring sales people, Jim took a different approach. Find high quality engineers and technical people who could consult with customers and help them solve their problems. Technical ability was critical but integrity was even more important since these people would be representing a business that was built on 15 years of integrity and honesty.

Advanced Polymer Repairs is fortunate to have a core of key people with impeccable integrity and honesty:

Sharon Hwang: Product Development, Special Projects. Chemical Engineering degree, Yale University

Alicja Stankiewicz: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from Jay and Patty Baker School of Business. Specializing in Hospitality and Large Commercial Buildings. Studying for NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) level 1 certification

Kendra Lillian: Studying for NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) level 1 certification

Christopher Chiofalo: Christopher has 5 years of technical experience and is studying for his mechanical engineering degree. His specialty with Advanced is Hospitals and their unique set of problems.

Kristen Wisneski: Kristen has over 5 years of experience in technical design and drawing. She is certified in CAD and 3D CAD and is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering.

Advanced Polymer Repairs’ many customers include:

Empire State Building

Johnson and Johnson


Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Chrysler Building

Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Princeton University

University of Pennsylvania

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Every Major Hotel Chain

PSE&G Electric Generation – Nuclear and Conventional

Every Casino in Atlantic City, NJ

Progresso Foods

CBRE Property Management

Vornado Property Management

SL Green Property Management

Jones Lang and LaSalle Property Management

Marquis Marriott, Times Square, NY