February 25, 2015 – Executive search firm The Ropella Group has acquired the Fred Anthony Group, a Chicago-based executive search firm specializing in the chemical and coatings industries with almost 40 years’ experience. Principal Fred Anthony will now serve as vice president of key corporate accounts for the Ropella Group to expand and grow the firm’s executive search services at the C-suite level for Fortune 500 chemical and coatings industry clients. “As we have spent the last 30 years working very hard to position ourselves as the world’s leading executive search firm primarily serving the global chemical industry, we are very excited to be acquiring and merging Anthony & Associates,” said Patrick Ropella, chairman and CEO. “Fred has been a worthy direct competitor with clients that tell us he has a great reputation for first class relationship management.” The Ropella Group serves the chemical and allied industries in North America.
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