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Industry Overview:

Polyurethane products run the gamut from the chairs we sit in to the vehicles we drive, from skateboard wheels to elastic floors. One big reason: Urethanes last much longer than traditional metal, rubber and plastic, due to the combination of polymers with carbarnate links (urethane).

The future offers many opportunities to find new applications and tweak existing usages. And there’s always a drive to streamline costs and reduce waste, great ways for an employee to add value to his company.

At Ropella, we’re constantly on the lookout for bright minds in science, technology and related fields. Talent is the single most precious commodity in today’s search for success; let us help you find the right hire to add to your company’s team.

Common Applications:
  • Reaction Injection Molding (RIM)
  • Solvent Resistance
  • Low-Density Flexible Foam
  • Low-Density Rigid Foam
  • Soft Solid Elastomers
  • Low-Density Elastomers
  • Hard Solid Plastics
  • Flexible Plastics
  • Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers (CASE)
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)
  • Waterborne Polyurethane Dispersions (PUDs)
  • Polymerization
  • Cross linkers, chain extenders, etc.
  • Thermosetting, thermoplastic
  • Isocyanates – alternatives
  • Catalysts
  • Emulsification – surfactants, etc.
  • Blowing agents
  • Pigments
  • Fillers
  • Plasticizers
Look for our articles in Urethanes Technology International and other industry publications.

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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Technical Service Manager,
Acme Hardesty
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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.

Director of Human Resources
Peter Cremer North America
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