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 Journal of Surfactants and Detergents and other industry publications.

Ropella Industry Expertise

Surface active agents – or surfactants – are at the core of cleaning products, including soaps, detergents, shampoos, and even toothpaste. Everyone knows that water and oil don’t mix, which is why water alone is insufficient for washing off oil and grease. Surfactants stand in that gap; they contain components that are water-soluble and others that are water-insoluble, so they can grab those oils and dirt off your clothes and rinse them away in the water.

As with every chemical industry niche, eco-friendliness is a major concern in the surfactants industry. To address these concerns, scientists are researching the production of biosurfactants, synthesized by bacteria and yeasts, that would be able to clean effectively while being harmlessly biodegradable. Additionally, biosurfactants can play an even bigger role in fighting oil spills and other hydrocarbon contaminations by efficiently removing pollutants.

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.