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Industry Overview:

The current emphasis on health and environment offer both great opportunities and great challenges for biocides, which have a long, distinguished record of defeating harmful organisms. New biological and chemical advances will produce even more biocides and reduce or eliminate concern about harmful side effects.

The industry needs smart thinkers with the drive to ferret out solutions and develop new methods that are environmentally friendly and cost-effective. While technology is a great tool, its best uses come from people whose minds can grasp the problems and offer feasible approaches. Skilled leaders understand the potential of nanotechnology, consider new delivery systems and look for more breakthroughs like self-cleaning disinfectant surfaces.

Ropella knows many high-achievers in science, technology and related fields. We can find the people who are the best fit for your company’s particular goals.

Common Applications:
  • Natural, synthetic biocides
  • Pesticides – fungicides, herbicides, etc.
  • Anti-microbials – germicides, antibiotics
  • Sodium chlorate, chlorine dioxide, etc.
  • Biological resistance
  • Nanotechnology – micro-capsule, nano-capsule
  • Formulation, design, etc.
  • Encapsulation technology
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Purification
  • Blending
  • Treatments – batch, continuous
  • Resins, additives, etc.
  • Oxidizers, disinfectants, etc.
  • Biofilm control
  • Selenium
  • Storage
  • Health, safety
  • Efficacy testing
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
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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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We have served and developed relationships with leading companies in the industry, including:
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Jeff Bennett

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We conducted a search using internal sources…but had not found the right individual to lead our growing sales organization.  By learning our true needs, utilizing an extensive database and conducting and extensive recruitment search, Jeff recruited several excellent candidates in our own backyard.
I was especially impressed by the level of service we received while working with your organization. Each point of contact showed a commitment to customer service—from the President to each person who answered the phone. All companies profess customer service, but your staff delivered it.

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