At Core Competencies LLC, our evolution in recruiting for R&D people was a gradual process. Having a history in technical recruiting for building products and construction, we first began recruiting people in more traditional industries like insulation materials or composites as well as in concrete and cement. Initially working mostly with Quality Control Chemists, Formulation & Material Scientists, we gradually expanded our areas of focus along with our interest in Clean Tech. Over the last decade, our R&D executive search efforts have expanded dramatically to include R&D searches for everything from Chief Technical / Science Officers and Vice Presidents of R&D to Principal Scientists and Fermentation Scientists down to Bench Scale Chemists. We work fully integrated within our clients to supply whatever personnel they need. We have worked in R&D in areas as diverse as biofuels, building products, (concrete, cement, insulation, drywall and fenestration), the industrial enzyme industry, composites, the wind power industry (blade design and composition), battery / storage technology, photovoltaic, biotech (and many more).