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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 over 25 years as a top plastics 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 plastics 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:
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
What sets Ropella apart from other search firms and recruiters?


For more information, contact:

Jeff Bennett

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Patrick,  Thank you for all that you and Ropella do for Dow.  The processes and systems you have applied (from The Right Hire) while working with Dow have proved very valuable over many years of service.

Chairman and CEO
The Dow Chemical Company
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