Minerals and Mining

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:

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Ropella Industry Expertise

Mining is at the core of our evolution, enabling us to create the tools that gave way to civilization. In fact, the oldest known mine is approximately 43,000 years old. For centuries, minerals and mining – from coal to gold to potash – have been a vital player in any economy. As society becomes more environmentally conscious, there is a rising demand for natural minerals, but also for more sustainable mining practices. It is not sufficient for these minerals to enhance the environmental safety of final products if their extraction is as harmful as that which they are replacing.

One trend which has increased the environmental sustainability and worker safety of mining practices is the shift from sub-surface mining to open pit mining. Technological advances have enhanced this industry, allowing for reduced energy and resource consumption and minimizing the risk of human error. Challenges which this industry continues to face include an ageing specialist workforce, susceptibility to natural disasters, and economic volatility.


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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.