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Alternative and Renewable Energy

Industry Overview:

Consumers, governments and society in general are pushing for cleaner, smarter ways to generate electricity, to heat water and spaces, to fuel vehicles and to provide effective rural (off-grid) energy service. There are so many opportunities in this growing field that it’s tempting to sing an old rock song, “The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”

The benefits are obvious to many countries, whether they are developing nations or established entities like the European Union, which wants 20 percent of its electricity to come via alternative and renewable sources by 2020. In addition to environmental and financial benefits, these sources can provide energy security and reduce vulnerability to political instability and natural disasters. But major technological accomplishments are needed to make these sources more feasible.

Ropella’s vast network of high performers in technology, science, IT and related fields can quickly find the personnel with the requisite skills and knowledge, as well as the ability to communicate well with communities concerned about possible downsides.

Common Applications:
  • Wind – turbines, wind farms, locations, etc.
  • Solar – active, passive
  • Solar – solar heating, solar voltaics, etc.
  • Hydroelectricity – dams, micro-dams, etc.
  • Marine energy
  • Cellulosic ethanol
  • Geothermal – hot-dry-rock geothermal power, etc.
  • Artificial photosynthesis
  • Biomass – wood, other raw materials
  • Synthetic fuels
  • Biofuels – solid biomass, liquid fuels, biogases, bioethanol, etc.
  • Environmental, governmental regulation
  • Sustainability
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With over 25 years as a top energy industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top energy talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
We read and write the industry publications, including:
We participate in industry associations such as:
We regularly attend industry trade shows, including:
We have served and developed relationships with leading companies in the industry, including:
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What sets Ropella apart from other search firms and recruiters?


For more information, contact:

Scott Schmieder

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I had been looking for some good sales people through my own networks and word of mouth for the last few years. Unfortunately with little or no success. I finally decided to work with an executive search firm to help me find prospects. After doing a lot of due diligence to try to determine which company might be the best fit for our needs, The Ropella Group seemed like the right choice. In fact, I cannot imagine having made a better choice. Working with them has been very easy. They are extremely responsive to any request that I made; the company introduction document that they created was very much to the point and hit the perfect notes of what makes our company successful and most importantly the quality of the candidates was to me, amazingly to the point. In fact, they offered me the resumes of 12 candidates and actually I believe that every single one of them would have been successful for the position of Executive VP that we were seeking. In the end, we hired the best candidate, who was also (we learned later) who Ropella believed would be our best choice. I would give the Ropella Group and Robbie Ropella in particular a 10 out of 10 rating. We will certainly look to Ropella again in future when seeking new executive or sales employees.

International Specialty Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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