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Commodity Chemicals

Industry Overview:

There’s a major need for innovation to deal with energy supply, energy security and environmental issues as the industry strives to keep costs as low as possible. New ways of thinking will help solve pressures in this energy-intensive field, perhaps through alternative energy sources, cogeneration and conservation.

To build a competitive advantage, companies need employees eager to expand knowledge and find more efficient ways to deliver chemicals made on a large scale for numerous products. This requires a disciplined approach to complex issues, including fuel, raw materials and surplus capacity.

At Ropella, we know how to find top achievers in scientific and technological fields. We can quickly help you locate the right hire to help your company solve problems and add value.

Common Applications:
  • Organic, inorganic
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Organic synthesis
  • “Green” chemicals
  • Polymers – plastic, etc.
  • Bulk petrochemicals – intermediates, LPG, etc.
  • Synthetic rubber, etc.
  • Surfactants, etc.
  • Fertilizer – phosphates, ammonia, etc.
  • Inorganics – salt, chlorine, caustic soda, etc.
  • Continuous processing
  • Recycling, surplus stock, etc.
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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 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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I feel like it is my turn at the pulpit.  First of all, thank you for recognizing my performance in this recruiting effort.  I embraced my partnership with Ropella and I just have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed working with your firm.  Jeff Bennett truly has a passion for what he does.  We worked well together and I have also learned from him.  His attention to detail, deadlines, and results have kept me on my toes! So thank you for giving me a great partner!

Dir. of Human Resources
Dow Kokam
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