Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage
by providing customized and strategic talent solutions.

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Our Involvement

We have served and developed relationships with leading companies in the industry, including:

We participate in industry associations and trade shows, including:

Look for our articles in Ceramic Industry Magazine and other industry publications.

Ropella Industry Expertise

The ceramics industry extends far beyond the arts and crafts projects we all remember from childhood, and even beyond the earthenware dishes that we can purchase in the store. Technical advances mean that ceramics are now used not only in traditional domestic, industrial, and building products, but also in ballistics armored vests and vehicles, biomedical applications such as dental implants and synthetic bones, jet turbine engine blades and the nose cones of missiles.

In the United States, domestic manufacturers must compete with aggressive price-cutting from overseas competitors; a firm understanding of speed, cost controls, safety concerns, as well as state-of-the-art processing equipment, is required in order to develop advanced products that will garner a competitive edge. Expertise in mechanical, chemical, and electrical issues and other concerns are all necessary in producing and marketing ceramics, which offer great advantages over other products.

The Ropella 360 SMART Search SystemSM takes the risk and guesswork out of the hiring process.

With 35+ years as a global search leader, Ropella has proven (many times over) to be well-versed at delivering the most advanced search execution capabilities, solving the most challenging needle-in-a-haystack searches, and managing talent selection and development as a primary asset for ROI.

As a bestselling author of The Right Hire and a highly-experienced practitioner, Patrick Ropella developed the SMART Search SystemSM, regarded as one of the most well-respected, talent-centric executive search solutions available.