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

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Ropella Industry Expertise

Although flavor seems a simple concept on the surface, it is actually quite complex. It comprises not just literal taste, but is also strongly influenced by other senses, including smell and sight. Foods actually have two separate (albeit related) flavor smells – one sensed through inhalation before ingestion, and one sensed through exhalation while the food is still in the mouth. The appearance of food can also affect our sensation of flavor, especially where coloration is concerned. Finally, expectation can influence the flavors we taste; as anyone who has bitten into something expecting something totally different can attest.

In recent years, the debate of natural versus artificial ingredients has taken the forefront of the flavor industry. In practice, though, there is often little to no difference between the two, except for the process through which it is obtained. In most cases, artificial flavors are at least as safe (if not safer, due to the controlled nature of the reactions that produce them) as natural flavors. Still, to keep up with shifting consumer demands, flavor companies must likewise shift their development processes towards more natural solutions.

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.