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Lab Chemicals and Analytical Reagents

Overview Industry Overview:

There are very few commercial industries which the laboratory chemicals and analytical reagents industry does not influence. From aerospace technology to medical devices to zip ties, chemicals are infused in nearly every aspect of our lives. Purity and consistency of both feed chemicals and reaction processes are key in maximizing product quality. Laboratory chemicals and analytical reagents can be used for simple compounds, or woven into multi-layer projects for disparate purposes. There are tens of thousands of analytical reagents alone, which help oxidize contaminants, detect alkaloids, and test for reducing sugars.

As consumer demands shift, so does this industry. There is a constant push to develop procedures which utilize these chemicals and reagents more efficiently – both maximizing speed and minimizing waste. There is also an emphasis on shifting towards chemicals and reagents that are natural and safe for both the environment and those who use them and their byproducts.

App Common Applications:

  • Purity standards
  • Formulation
  • Analysis – HPLC, LC/MS, etc.
  • Chromatography, spectrophotometry
  • Solvents, fine chemicals, etc.
  • UV absorbency, residue after evaporation, etc.
  • Separation, reproducibility, etc.
  • Chemical hygiene plan – laboratory safety, destruction of chemicals, etc.

Solutions Solutions:

With more than 30 years as a top chemical industry recruitment firm, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their ongoing quest to find highly qualified professionals. As Talent Acquisition experts, 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 quickly deliver exceptional results 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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Lab Chemicals and Analytical Reagents


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)

On behalf of myself and the other two members of Thomas Swan’s team charged with finding our new President of Swan Chemical Inc., I would like to say thank you for Ropella’s excellent planning and execution of the search which met all of our needs.  We ended up with the optimum person in this position. Your disciplined search system and superior personnel definitely worked well, even shortly after a devastating hurricane hit the Gulf Coast!

I was impressed with Ropella’s attention to detail in ascertaining our needs, developing the optimum candidate profile and preparing the skills survey, which helped in getting an understanding of candidates beyond the “all good news” that is in resumes. The psychological profiling and innovative reference checking also cut out the positive bias in how these aspects are presented by candidates. The compensation spreadsheet was useful in looking at entire compensation picture from the point of view of the finalists.

Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd.
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