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Industry Overview:

Even with esters’ huge range of valuable uses, there are efforts to find still more new applications and to trim expenses. Scientific breakthroughs could enhance the value of esters, which already are used as softeners for plastics, in artificial scents and flavors, as solvents and so much more.

Bright innovators might find less expensive ways to use acetone, an ester, in nail polish, or tweak fatty acid esters to better use, or gain deeper insights into phosphoesters, which form the backbone of the DNA molecule. To succeed, leaders must be able to reach across science and technology fields to leverage the most knowledge and perceptive thinking possible.

Ropella can quickly find the job candidate who brings the best fit to a company and its special requirements. Founded in 1987, Ropella is very knowledgeable about the top achievers in science, technology and allied fields.

Common Applications:
  • Polymers, monomers, etc
  • Liquids, solids
  • Acids – organic, inorganic
  • Esterification
  • Adducts
  • Catalytic hydrogenation
  • Fatty alcohols – lauryl, oleyl and stearyl
  • Protecting group
  • Lipases
Look for our articles in Inorganic Chemistry Journal 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)
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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Jeff Bennett

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We have worked together for the past several years…you have done an outstanding job.  You are very thorough in your searches and you understand your customers’ business and their needs.  I have worked with many Executive Search Consultants…you are one of the best.

R&D Manager, Americas
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