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Industry Overview:

While historians tell us that fermentation dates back as far as 7000 B.C., science today is constantly searching for new and better uses of this process, so essential to bread, alcohol, cheese and other products. Industrial fermentation works for the pharmaceutical industry and sewage disposal, too.

Technological advances have used fermentation to make food and drinks not only more nutritious and tastier, but they helped eliminate anti-nutrients and reduce cooking time – and cut energy bills in the process. Smart scientific thinking can open the way to new markets or better uses for current products and boost a company’s value.

At Ropella, we’re always on the lookout for high achievers, people who can be leaders in technology, science and related fields. Our firm, founded in 1987, has a knack for quickly finding the person who will be the best fit for your company’s specific goals.

Common Applications:
  • Glycolosis
  • Pyruvate, etc.
  • Gases – hydrogen, methane
  • Organic acids
  • Bio-ethanol, etc.
  • Sugar, yeast, bacteria, etc.
  • Microbial cells, biomass – bakers yeast, etc.
  • Microbial enzymes – protease, lipase, etc.
  • Metabolites – primary, secondary
  • Recombinant products – insulin, hepatitis B vaccine, etc.
  • Biotransformations – steroid biotransformation, etc.
  • Food microbiology
  • Safety – botulism, etc.
Look for our articles in Biochemistry 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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What sets Ropella apart from other search firms and recruiters?


For more information, contact:

Jeff Bennett

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Our new Vice President of Sales and Marketing has just finished his first week…It appears that we could have not have made a better choice.  Your assistance in guiding us through the thought processes that led into our final selection was invaluable.  Congratulations on a job well done!

Norman Fox & Co
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