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 Coal Age and other industry publications.

Ropella Industry Expertise

Coal mining goes back centuries, and the coal industry was one of the primary drivers of the industrial revolution – by providing the fuel for the steam train engines and steamships that enabled the rapid expansion of international trade. Coal has seen a bit of a decline in recent years, but technology has conquered some of the environmental and economic challenges facing the industry. More work is needed to fully retain coal’s prominent spot in the marketplace.

Currently, approximately 30% of the United States’ electricity generation is performed by coal, and this process accounts for over 90% of the country’s total coal consumption. From strip and contour mining to longwall and shortwall mining, strong technical minds are needed to continue driving technological advancement to satisfy the demands of numerous constituents, from consumers to environmental regulators.

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.