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Sophisticated innovation and breakthroughs add value to a company, enabling it to improve existing products, expand its portfolio and succeed long-term in the marketplace. Research and Development requires smart spending of resources and an understanding of the market, so a rudimentary understanding of business, sales, marketing or design experience often help R&D professionals succeed.

A passionate curiosity and an ability to conceive of and implement new solutions power, R&D to undergo the many trials needed to make breakthroughs that will work in the market. The Three Es of R&D are Explore, Evaluate and Execute.

R&D often works with people from many other disciplines, so an ability to communicate and enjoy teamwork is important. Most of all, R&D calls for self-discipline and the persistence efficiently balance cost, feasibility, government regulations and the customers desires.


With almost 35 years as a top executive 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 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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Patrick B. Ropella

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