Executive Search & Recruiting for the chemical industry, paint & coatings and plastics processing industry

Executive Search & Recruiting for the chemical industry, paint & coatings and plastics processing industry

The Executive Search Consultancy DELTACON Düsseldorf GmbH specialises in filling demanding positions in the chemical industry, coatings & paints and the plastics processing industry. As an experienced Executive Search Consultancy with extensive industry expertise, we know your market, your customers and competitors as well as the specific requirements of your environment. We support our clients primarily in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in staffing management positions and finding key specialists.

The focus of our Executive Search Consulting services is on a holistic view of our client, his particularities and his corporate culture. We deliberately take the time for a comprehensive analysis, because top quality is our own demand.

To achieve this, we optimise the job description and identify suitable candidates in a short time using the instruments of direct search, industry network and database research. With our direct search approach, we identify suitable candidates and approach them in a targeted manner to get them excited about a change. In addition, we use psychometric analysis to compare the corporate culture with the personality profile of the candidate, thus setting the highest standards in quality, professionalism and sustainability. DELTACON stands for industry know-how, top quality, guarantees, methodological competence and performance-related remuneration.


Dr. Achim Gast

Executive Search Consultant for Chemical Industry, Paints & Coatings and Plastics Processing Industry

+49 (0) 211-975 373 11

Dr. Achim Gast is Managing Director of DELTACON Executive Search. Together with his team, he is responsible for the chemical industry, paints & coatings and the plastics processing industry. In addition to his work as a Executive Search Consultant, Dr. Achim Gast has 30 years of management experience in sales, development, production and executive management functions in the chemical industry.



Industry expertise

Direct Search

Methodological competence


Performance-based remuneration


Each Executive Search Consultant at DELTACON is responsible for his or her own industry competence centre, which corresponds to his or her previous professional expertise. Comprehensive industry know-how and several years of successful activity in the respective industry enable us to advise you at eye level. We know your markets, your customers and competitors and the specific requirements of your environment very well. DELTACON Dusseldorf GmbH is specialised in the chemical industry, coatings & paints and the plastics processing industry.

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Direct Search

Passive candidate search through ads has been increasingly unsuccessful for years. The interesting candidates must be actively identified, and purposefully approached to inspire them to change. Therefore, every recruitment effort is newly set up as direct search project: Target company list, identification, first contact, interviews - that's how we find the best candidates.



We use our “PURE” diagnostic concept for the perfect profile job match. The result is the degree of correspondence between the candidate profile of our clients and the profiles of the candidates. We intensively examine the candidates' documents and use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools: Psychometric Profiling and cultural due diligence, complemented by personally collected references using a professional questionnaire. The focus of the candidate evaluation is on leadership and management skills, value systems, and operational as well as strategic excellence.

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All accepted contracts are fulfilled: Over 90 % within the agreed time of 6-8 weeks - for the remaining almost 10 % applies: we are looking for until the position is filled! Active departures of our recruited candidates within the probationary period are infrequent. It is then quite clear that we repeat the search once without requesting another fee. Of course, the employees of our clients are protected with our don't-touch guarantee!



Our fee is two-thirds success-based! When commissioned by our clients, we charge a deposit, which initiates the search. A second installment is only due when we present the audited and most suitable candidates in the shortlist. The last installment is due after an employment contract is signed.




Executive Search Consulting for Chemical Industry


Executive Search Consulting for Coatings & Paints


Executive Search Consulting for the plastics processing industry


Executive Search & Recruiting for the Chemical Industry: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Basic Chemicals, Specialty Chemistry, Pigments and Dyes, Composites, Petroleum Processing

Executive Search & Recruiting for Coatings & Paints: Automotive coatings, industrial coatings, architectural coatings, powder coatings, plasters, coatings for marine, aerospace and wind, architectural coatings, film coatings, printing inks, paint raw materials, additives, application technology

Executive Search & Recruiting for plastics processing industry: manufacturer, supplier, film, injection moulding, automotive

Executive Search & Recruiting for Coatings Application Technology: Manufacturers, Suppliers, Services, Coating plants, Coating machines, Robotics, 3D printing, Film


QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT PERSONNEL CONSULTING FOR chemical industry, paint & coatings and plastics processing industry

Why is DELTACON Dusseldorf GmbH the ideal partner for the chemical industry, coatings & paints and plastics processing industry?

High-quality and sustainable advice to our clients always requires the respective consultant to have comprehensive knowledge of the industry. As a matter of principle, DELTACON only works with consultants who can call on a corresponding expertise in the respective industry.

Each DELTACON personnel consultant is therefore responsible for his or her specific industry competence centre on a supra-regional basis and specialises in the requirements of the respective markets and products.

Dr. Achim Gast is responsible for the Competence Centre Chemical Industry, Coatings & Paints and Plastics Processing Industry. Thanks to over 30 years of experience in the industry, he understands the needs of his clients and the requirements of their specialists and managers and also knows the market players and their products.

The constantly increasing demands on quality, materials, safety, as well as sustainability, efficiency and environmental protection lead to an increasing need for well-trained and skilled workers and specialists. They form the basis of the company's success. We help our clients to find the best and thus to be prepared for the future.

How does DELTACON find the right candidates for your mandate?

At the beginning we invest a lot of time in a detailed analysis of the customer's wishes, requirements and the company. Only with help of the most comprehensive key data and information possible and a clear definition of objectives can the staffing process be successful. Together with our client, we work out a detailed description of the position including job description, candidate profile and general conditions. A joint target company list is also agreed upon, which also represents an important basis for the subsequent search for candidates.

The next step is to identify the candidates with the purpose of generating a so-called "longlist" of candidates. Various instruments are used in the identification process. In addition to the classic search in various career portals, the consultant's industry network plays a very critical role. Great importance is also given to the "direct search approach", because experience shows that more than 80% of suitable candidates are not actively looking for a new challenge.

In phase three the candidates are intensively examined. Here DELTACON goes far beyond the classic CV and certificate tests. By means of multi-stage interviews and various instruments of psychometric profiling we achieve an objective assessment of the candidates with regards to the set requirements. We also pay attention to an ideal cultural fit in order to guarantee an optimum fit of the candidate to the corporate culture. The result of these extensive analyses then forms the "shortlist", which then contains the 3-6 most suitable candidates. These are presented to the client with corresponding evaluations and recommendations.
The key points of the fourth and final phase are the candidate interviews at the client's premises, which can be accompanied and supported by DELTACON. At the end of these interviews, the client is able to conclude a final contract with one of the candidates.

Which search methods do we use at DELTACON?

Together with our customer we create a suitable qualification and personality profile. As a result, 80 % of all top candidates are identified from the market via a professional direct search process and personally approached in a targeted manner to inspire them to change.

With our diagnostic concept "PURE" we measure the degree of match between the candidate profile of our clients and the profiles of our candidates. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic instruments such as DELTACON Profiling, Cultural Due Diligence, 9 LEVELS of Value Systems, REISS Motivation Profiles and reference evaluation, we screen our candidates and determine their leadership and management competencies, value systems and "operational excellence". We combine Executive Profiling and Cultural Due Diligence, whereby we achieve a high degree of reliability, which leads to the best possible fit of the candidates to your corporate culture.

If we have aroused your interest, contact us



Dr. Achim Gast

Chemical Industry, Paints & Coatings and Plastics Processing Industry

+49 (0) 211-975 373 11gast@deltacon-exs.com