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Biofuels, Biodiesel, and Ethanol

Industry Overview:

Smart technology and innovative marketing are needed to help these valuable products reach more of the public, which is eager to lessen dependency on fossil fuels.

These fields need high-energy performers with knowledge and ideas to take the products to the next level – with other businesses, consumers and government regulators. The products must overcome challenges to marketability; economies of scale and better supply chains are needed. Technology can be a vital asset. Environmental obstacles also must be resolved, which means employees should possess the ability to lead and to communicate credibly with a wide range of people.

Ropella’s background in technology, sciences and related fields can identify the most talented individuals needed to lead breakthroughs for bio-fuels, bio-diesel and ethanol.

Common Applications:
  • Fermentation, distillation
  • Conversion
  • Management of land
  • Raw materials – corn, sugar, etc.
  • Supply chain improvement, fuel stations, etc.
  • Fermentation, distillation
  • Conversion Enzymes, mass spectroscopy, etc.
  • Refining
  • Marketing, public education, etc.
  • Environmental regulations, sustainability, etc.
  • Safety, health
Look for our articles in Ethanol Producer Magazine and other industry publications..

Ropella understands the unique recruitment challenges faced by the growing Energy industry. Our understanding of current industry advancements, manufacturing, markets, developers, and your customers means we can find just the right expert, quickly and efficiently.

Our consultants attend the same energy events you attend, and are usually members of the same industry trade associations and shows, networking with potential expert candidates for your company. If you are looking for a highly qualified and professional recruiter or executive search consultant (headhunter), give Ropella a call and put our people and process to work for you!


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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With my upcoming retirement I wanted to let you know that Ropella & Associates is one of the best Executive Recruiting firms with whom I’ve worked. You identified my needs and presented candidates which were all well qualified for the positions available. I don’t hesitate to recommend your services to other companies.

Vice-President, Oleochemicals SBU
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