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Industry Overview:

This huge family includes nylon, polyester, acrylic, polyolefin, carbon, fiberglass and more, covering a wide swath of important applications. This great usefulness makes the fiber field in demand from many sectors, yet there’s also a push to streamline processes to reduce costs. Improving the efficiency of carbon fiber, for example, made it a much bigger player in the automotive industry.

Fibers are generally sustainable from an environmental viewpoint, which makes them even more popular. The challenge now is to develop still more new applications while trimming overhead. Technology and science applied by bright thinkers and innovators will lead the way.

To find the best candidates to strengthen your company’s position in fibers, call Ropella. In business since 1987, we have a strong feel for the people and issues in science, technology and associated fields.

Common Applications:
  • Polymerization
  • Petrochemicals
  • Pyrolosis
  • Natural – vegetable, wood, animal, mineral
  • Man-made – regenerated, cellulose, etc.
  • Semi-synthetic – rayon, etc.
  • Synthetic – metallic, carbon, etc.
  • Extrusion
  • Asbestos – health
  • Mill-spinning process
Look for our articles in International Fiber Journal and other industry publications..

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?


For more information, contact:

Jeff Bennett

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We conducted a search using internal sources…but had not found the right individual to lead our growing sales organization.  By learning our true needs, utilizing an extensive database and conducting and extensive recruitment search, Jeff recruited several excellent candidates in our own backyard.
I was especially impressed by the level of service we received while working with your organization. Each point of contact showed a commitment to customer service—from the President to each person who answered the phone. All companies profess customer service, but your staff delivered it.

Human Resources Manager
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