Executive Search Consultant
After several years of exposure to manufacturing, with ever increasing responsibilities in Operations, Engineering and Sales, J.D. Foster began working as a recruiter in 1992 with then Ropella & Associates. After taking a short-term contract assignment, he returned and continued to work in middle to executive level search and placement within the Chemical industry, while specializing in Coatings and Additives, and marketing to the Paint, Inks, Adhesives, Textiles, Rubber, Plastics, and Specialty Products segment.
He left Ropella at the end of 1996 and established his own independent search firm, working specifically within the aforementioned areas. However, the 2009 economic recession took its toll on his small business, and when he was offered the opportunity to again return to the Ropella Group, by now a world-renowned retained search firm, he accepted the role of Executive Search Consultant, and has been most pleased with this decision.