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Textile, Leather and Tanning Chemicals

Industry Overview:

With technology, productivity and energy costs in mind, the emphasis is on innovation to improve products and develop new items for a steadily changing market. This requires smart science and management to create new products and improve timing and turnaround.

These fields face new rivals and must adapt when major users – automobile, shoes – slump due to economic issues. Factories may need retooling; new niche markets must be identified and satisfied. Energy costs and environmental issues must be addressed; recycling can be a good option.

For employers, productivity is vital, whether developing alternative uses for leather, creating even better textiles, enhancing the tanning process or reducing waste. Ropella uses a 12-step process to identify the person who is the right fit for the employer’s specialized needs in science, technology and allied fields.

Common Applications:
  • Raw materials – animal, plant, mineral, etc.
  • Textiles – technical, medical, etc.
  • Manufacturing – weaving, knitting, etc.
  • Production – preparation, tanning, crusting, finishing, etc.
  • Treatments – dyes, chemical processes, agents, etc.
  • Forms – full-grain, top-grain, split, etc.
  • Tanning –vegetable, chrome, etc.
  • Enyzymes
  • Preservation Alternatives – pseudo-leather, etc.
  • Skinning, deliming, pickling, etc.
  • Curing – various methods
  • Tawing
  • Chromium
  • Chemical waste, disposal
  • Workplace safety
  • Leather, tanning, and textile intermediates
Look for our articles in Leather International and other industry publications..

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)
We read and write for industry publications, including:
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We regularly attend industry trade shows, including:
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?


For more information, contact:

Jeff Bennett

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I highly recommend Robbie Ropella as an executive recruiter. We used Robbie and The Ropella Group for a very difficult search. Robbie was positive, energetic and great to work with. She made strong recommendations that helped us find and hire the best candidate. I love her tenacity and honest approach to get the job done and achieve great results.

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