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Plastics Manufacturing

Industry Overview:
  Plastics manufacturing, a key part of the global economy, is constantly evolving, thanks to scientific and technological advancements. The applications continue to multiply as more and better uses are found for plastics. The emphasis is on more innovation – 3D printing, increased automation, sustainability – all while finding ways to reduce costs. At Ropella, we have a long track record of working successfully in chemical, plastics, and allied fields to provide employers with the smart workers who can help them meet goals efficiently and profitably.
Common Applications:
  • Monomers – Petrochemical, Coal Gasification, Alternatives
  • Polymers – Synthesizing, Compounding etc.
  • Plastic Injection Molding, Shaping
  • Extrusion
  • Calendering
  • Polymerization – Condensation, Addition etc.
  • Additives – Antioxidants, Ultraviolet Stabilizers, Plasticizers, Lubricants, Pigments, Flame Retardants, Anti-Statics etc.
  • Composites
  • Reinforcements – Glass, Carbon Fibers etc.
  • 3D Printing
  • Molding – Rotational, Compression, Blow, Injection
  • Blowing – Film, Expanded Bead
  • Thermoforming
  • Casting
  • Thermosets, Polyethylenes, Polyesters, Epoxies etc.
  • Automation – Robots etc.
  • Machinery – Recycling, Plastic Cutting, Plastic Processing
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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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Plastics Manufacturing
Global Product Director,
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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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