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Aroma Chemicals

Industry Overview:

The part of our brain which processes aromas is directly connected to those areas which process memories and emotions; our other senses do not have these connections. As a result, sense of smell can be one of the strongest triggers for memories and emotions. Whether it’s the smell of fresh cut grass or Grandma’s sugar cookies in the oven, aromas add depth and flavor to our lives.

Aroma chemicals enrich not just candles and perfumes, but also packaged food and drink, cosmetics, and general atmospheres (like at Disneyland, where they pipe in scents to complement your surroundings). Odorants are key in alerting us to potential dangers, such as the mercaptan liquid in natural gas.

Common Applications:
  • Ingredients - natural, synthetic
  • Odor structure, descriptions
  • Essential oils
  • Formulation, quality control, etc.
  • Fragrance ingredients, classifications
  • Integrated aromas
  • Flavorants, food pairing
  • Mixing Compounds – esters, amines, etc.
  • Diffusive properties
  • Odorizers
  • Manufacturing – toll, contract
  • Preservatives
  • Analysis
Look for our articles in Perfumer & Flavorist and other industry publications..

With over 25 years as a top chemical 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 chemical 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)
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Jeff Bennett

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The team at Ropella was instrumental in sourcing the right candidate for our VP of R&D role.  Pat specifically knew just how to persuade this HR Director (who doesn’t like to be pushed by recruiters) into making what may be one of the better staffing decisions for our company.

Director, Human Resources
EP Minerals, LLC
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