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Architectural Coatings

Overview Industry Overview:

Anyone who has tried to use interior paint on an exterior door knows the importance of selecting the right architectural paint and coating. As with architectural design, architectural coatings combine both art and science: science in the development of coatings for residential, commercial and industrial structures, and art in the colors and textures designed and developed for the market. The final piece of the puzzle is smart business, ensuring reliable supply and determining the best price points.

There are a number of end features that influence the market. Health concerns must be considered, including asthma- and allergy-friendliness; odors need to be reduced; and products should be sustainable. Because these coatings may be applied by novice do-it-yourselfers as well as by experienced contractors, products must be foolproof. One advance that has significantly improved the ease of use for architectural coatings is the growth of paint-and-primer-in-one products.

App Common Applications:

  • Paints, primers, stains and seals
  • Volatile organic compounds
  • Environment, health, safety
  • Elastomer coatings
  • Colors, gloss retention
  • Formulators
  • Resins, solvents and pigments

Solutions Solutions:

With almost 35 years as a top paints and coatings 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 paints and coatings 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.

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Architectural Coatings


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
R & D 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 and Finance Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Executive Level Management Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Investment Experts Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)

Thank you for the professional way in which you set up and conducted the successful search for a “hard to find” candidate. Working with Ropella exceeded my expectations. Preparation was methodical and complete. Goals were set, commitments kept in a timely manner, and responses to questions were comprehensive. Guidance from Ropella at each step was valuable. Will use Ropella again when the need arises.

Leather Division Manager
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