The chemicals industry is one of Europe’s largest manufacturing sectors. As an ‘enabling industry’, it plays a pivotal role in providing innovative materials and technological solutions to support Europe's industrial competitiveness.



Carmichael Fishers Industry & Manufacturing team has 10 years of experience in supporting some of the largest Polymer, Coatings and Speciality Chemicals Manufacturers.

The sector is undergoing rapid structural change and faces several challenges including increased competition and rising costs thus the need to find and secure top talent has never been greater. Our consultants have extensive experience in recruiting across R&D, Operations, General Management, Purchasing, Sales & Marketing and Finance and have extensive and up to date global networks

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Recent mandates include:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Global polymers coatings
  • Chairman, Speciality chemicals coatings
  • VP Operations EMEA, Coatings
  • General Manager Nordics, Global coatings company
  • Purchasing Director, Coil Coatings company
  • IP Director, Global Ink manufacturer
  • VP Marketing, Ink Manufacturer


What our clients think

The research at Carmichael Fisher is of a very high quality. The team not only identified the right kind of target companies but were also very responsive to our suggestions. The language challenges of our pan-European search presented no problems for them, and the fact that they had actually met with the candidates they put forward – rather than just had a telephone conversation – really paid off.

Brady Corporation