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Industry Overview:

Polymers are major factors in plastics, adding strength, toughness and flexibility. They’re vital to cellulose, synthetic rubber, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and innumerable products in everyday use around the globe.

Technology and science can make them even more valuable –- by avoiding product failure and exploring more uses of biodegradation, to name just two examples. Energetic, talented people can develop ways to lower the cost of polymerization and find more applications that appeal to potential customers.

At Ropella, we listen to your needs and then we seek the right people to add to your team. In business since 1987, we know the people and the issues in science, technology and related fields.

Common Applications:
  • Polymers – natural, synthetic
  • Monomers, copolymers, etc.
  • Polymerization
  • Covalent, non-covalent links
  • Properties, microstructure, etc.
  • Architecture – star, comb, two-dimensional, etc.
  • Chain length
  • Crystallinity
  • Hydrolysis
  • Tensile strength, elasticity
  • Transport properties
  • Phase behavior – melting point
  • Mixing behavior
  • Plasticizers
  • Bonding – ionic, hydrogen, etc.
  • Characteristics – X-ray scattering, chromatography, etc.
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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)
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We have served and developed relationships with leading companies in the industry, including:
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Jeff Bennett

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I wish to thank you for your great support to our search for a business head for agro. I appreciated especially the very professional approach in first listening and understanding well our true needs and then providing a good selection of candidates. This made the process fluent and it was not difficult for us to select the candidate with the best fit to our business.  Hope for an opportunity to work with you again very soon.

Chief Business Officer, Agro Green
Emery Oleochemicals
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