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Automotive Chemicals

Industry Overview:
 

Without automotive chemicals, there would be no automotive industry. Providing everything from adhesives and antifreeze to waxes and windshield wiper fluid, these chemicals are the backbones that keep our cars on the road. Being simply “effective” is no longer sufficient – good is the enemy of great - automotive chemicals must constantly push the boundaries of improvement, striving for greatness.

In many ways, this progress of this industry mirrors the progress of our modern society. As society becomes concerned about sustainability, personal safety, and eco-friendliness, so do our automotive companies. In the last 20 years, the average age of US passenger cars has risen more than 35%, so automotive chemicals must work harder to ensure a vehicle’s long life. These improvements also make vehicles safer for those driving them. These chemicals must also help automobiles to obtain their environmental goals – from increased fuel economy to decreased emissions.

Common Applications:
 
  • Resins – polyurethane, polypropylene, etc.
  • Specialty resins – polyvinyl butyral, etc.
  • Composites, laminates, etc.
  • Automotive intermediates
  • Silicones, surfactants, etc.
  • Polymers, elastomers, polyolefins, etc.
  • Oils, rubber
  • Performance-enhancing solutions
  • Manufacturing – toll, batch, etc.
  • Formulation
  • Testing
  • Supply chain
  • Recycling, waste disposal, environmental
Solutions:
 
Look for our articles in Automotive Engineering International 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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What sets Ropella apart from other search firms and recruiters?

 

For more information, contact:

Jeff Bennett

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I’d like to thank you and your team for the support received in the recent job searches.  Your efforts to systematically identify candidates, pre-screen them and follow up throughout the interview process was impeccable, leading to 2 key hires in less than a month.  Most impressive was your “Checkster” report and the quick turnaround provided on these key documents.  Finally, your understanding and appreciation for the types of candidates that matched best to the positions was very much appreciated.

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Global Sales Director
Dow Kokam
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