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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 30 years of recruiting experience, Ropella understands the unique recruitment and hiring challenges faced by the Plastics industry. First-hand experience with the chemists, manufacturing processes, ingredients, and current plastic customer trends and applications means we can find just the right staff, quickly and efficiently.

Our Executive Search Consultants attend the same industry events and conferences you attend, and are likely members of the same plastics industry trade associations and groups, networking with potential candidates for your company. If you are looking for a highly qualified and professional recruiter, or executive search consultant (headhunter), give Ropella a call and put our people and process to work for you!


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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For more information, contact:

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