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Industry Overview:

Films are remarkably versatile, whether as wrapping for food or for use in construction, electronics and many other fields. They meet many needs: toughness, thickness, stretch-ability, and permeability or “breathe-ability.” An amazing number of products are made possible or improved by films like polystyrene, polyester, vinyl, nylon and others. Smart use of science and technology can help meet constant demands for more flexible and more functional packaging and less waste, perhaps through new ways of recycling. Outside the food industry, opportunities for films include new, cutting-edge applications in electronics and industrial markets. In addition, relatively young fields like solar cells show promise for growth. If your company is seeking innovations and breakthroughs, call Ropella. We can find the people with the talent you want on your team.

Common Applications:
  • Polyvinyly chloride, polyvinyl acetate, polyvinyl fluoride
  • Azeotropic esterification, acylation, etc.
  • Exothermic linking, etc.
  • Ethylene, purity
  • Polymerization, copolymerization, etc.
  • Linear polyethylene
  • Catalysts – Ziegler-Natta, etc.
  • Crystallinity
  • Tacticity
  • Biodegradation – bio-based, bioactive
  • Bio-derived polyethylene – sugar cane, wheat, etc.
  • Types: homopolymer, random polymer, block copolymer
  • Nylon 6, nylon 6,6, etc.
  • Hydrolysis
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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)
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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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Jeff Bennett

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It has been a pleasure working with Ropella and Associates on our recently completed search. Our company has received the level of service and support that we needed to successfully identify and hire the right candidate for our position…thorough knowledge of positions and required skills has enabled us to interview and hire competent individuals in a very competitive market.  We would not hesitate to utilize Ropella in our next search.

Vice President, Business Development
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