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Industry Overview:
  Preservatives extend life and add value to numerous items, from personal care to food to pharmaceuticals and more. The field is evolving rapidly, requiring a firm grasp of science and technology. Just two examples of challenges as markets change: With today’s “green” emphasis, some customers favor natural preservatives in personal care products; the growth in ready-to eat fresh food products expands the search for new and better preservatives.
Common Applications:
  • Artificial
  • Natural - Natural formulation, nature-identical, rosemary extract, hops, castor oil, salt etc.
  • Physical – refrigeration, drying, dehydration etc.
  • Antioxidants – ascorbic acid, BHA, BHT, ethanol etc.
  • Sulfur dioxide, sulfites, other antimicrobials etc.
  • Microbials – lactic acid, nitrates, nitrites etc.
  • Enzymes
  • Acids
  • Chelators
  • Spectrum
  • pH
  • Formulation
  • Traditional preservatives – parabens, IPBC, formaldehyde-releasers etc
  • Sequestering agents – citric acid, lecithin etc.
  • Oxidation
  • Emulsifiers
  • Stabilizers
  • Surfactants
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Ropella understands the unique recruitment and career challenges faced by the Personal Care and Detergents industry. Our understanding of current industry trends, production, facilities, and your customers means we can find just the right talent or career choice, quickly and efficiently.

Our Executive Search Consultants attend the same Personal Care and Detergents events you attend, and are typically members of the same industry trade associations and exhibitions, networking with potential expert 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!


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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 really enjoyed partnering with Ropella for our recruiting needs. Their high standards have brought us “best in class” talent to help move our organization forward and grow our business. Their professionalism and customer service is the best. They really listen the customer to find the exact candidate to fit our needs. I highly recommend Ropella as one of my favorite recruiters to work with.

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