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Rubber Chemicals

Industry Overview:

Under pressure from many points, the industry is constantly seeking ways to make superior products with lower costs and less impact on health and ecological concerns. The most valuable employees maximize technology and experience to provide breakthroughs – more durability, new uses, less hazard, more savings.

Competitors and consolidation keep a steady downward pressure on prices, meaning costs must be lowered. Processes must constantly be examined for ways to enhance production and increase feasible recycling.

Because the issues are so far-reaching, it’s important that top employees can communicate with diverse constituencies and lead teams that work well, whether focusing on governmental regulation, IT issues or scientific advances. Ropella listens closely to the client and finds the best candidates for the client’s specific needs.

Common Applications:
  • Raw materials
  • Monomers, elastomers etc.
  • Natural / Synthetic rubber
  • Additives – amine, phenols, etc.
  • Processing – mastication, mixing, milling, shaping, etc.
  • Cure package
  • Vulcanization
  • Fillers, rubber compounding, carbon black, silica, etc.
  • Chemical degradation, anti-degradants
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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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“I’m so happy for the 2 hires Ropella made for SDI.  Your diligent work, prompt follow up, and knowledge about the candidates were so impressive.  More importantly, since it was the first time for me, as a small company owner, to work with your firm, your recommendations and tips on my other requests for “how to” and “what to” (e.g. how to interview, discuss money, etc) were so helpful!  You also fully understood my requirements and helped me analyze candidates one by one.”

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