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Paints and Coatings Manufacturing

Overview Industry Overview:

New technology and smart science are enabling manufacturers to create business success stories with such products as waterborne and high-solids coatings, powders, UV curables, and two-component systems. Manufacturers are responding quickly to government and market demand for safer, longer lasting paints and coatings for architectural, industrial and special purposes.

Color creation, mixing, milling, blending, and curling are among the many processes involved in manufacturing paints and coatings. Architectural paints and coatings, which maintain structural surfaces, are the largest segment of this industry – and about half of this segment is ruled by do-it-yourself end-users. The industry is continuing its search for cost-efficient ways to cut toxicity and waste while developing new techniques such as hydrophobic coatings and improving surface tack.

App Common Applications:

  • Hazards / safety processes
  • Pigments, additives, preservatives etc.
  • Resins and polymers
  • Formulation
  • Energy reduction, waste management etc.

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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Paints and Coatings Manufacturing


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)

In a very specialized industry like the cosmetic market, locating the right candidates having the right skills we needed was thought to be a difficult task.  However, due to the very sophisticated network capabilities that Ropella & Associates maintains…the team we have developed here at New Phase Technologies is impeccable.

Director of Market Operations
New Phase Technologies
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Paints & Coatings Manufacturers
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Gaco Western

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