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Consumer Products Plastics

Industry Overview:
  Bright minds and innovative thinking are needed for the consumer products industry as it navigates a marketplace dealing with changing demographics, new consumer tastes, technological challenges and a constant push to reduce economic and environmental costs. Plastic is vital to consumer products, whether as component, synthetic or packaging, durable or nondurable. New advances in consumer product plastics can enhance the future, whether through totally new applications or through increased tweaking of “light-weighting,” which lets manufacturers ship more product with less packaging.
Common Applications:
  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-stats
  • Biodegradability
  • Calendering
  • Carbon, silicone
  • Casting
  • Colorants
  • Crystalline, amorphous
  • Impact resistance
  • Extrusion
  • Fillers
  • Film blowing
  • Flame retardants
  • Foaming agents
  • Lubricants
  • Melt flow
  • Molding – injection, blow, rotational etc.
  • Monomer, homopolymer, copolymer etc.
  • Natural, synthetic
  • Overmolding
  • Plasticizers
  • Pyrolysis
  • Regulation – government agencies
  • Thermoset, thermoplastic
  • Thermoforming
  • Toxicity, safety etc.
  • Transparency, opaqueness
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With over 25 years as a top plastics 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 plastics 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)
We read and write for 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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What sets Ropella apart from other search firms and recruiters?


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Scott Schmieder

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Jeff Bennett and The Ropella Group introduced me to a high caliber senior executive from a leading company in the chemical industry, who proved to be the top candidate in our search process.  Having hired this individual, I am delighted to confirm we have an excellent professional and true talent in our team.  Clearly Jeff knows how to assess and position talent in the chemicals market.

Executive Vice President - Chemtura
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