Gerlinde Tröstl is “Leader of the year” 2019!

23.10.2019 - Austria - Germany - Italy - Romania

Markas is among the winners of this year’s edition of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, that honours every year companies and experts of the Clean sector. The award ceremony was held on Thursday, 17th of October at “The Church House” in London. Markas took the first place in the category “Leader of the year”, which focuses on increasing and developing human capital.

Gerlinde Tröstl, Managing Director of Markas Austria, was nominated “Leader of the year”. A woman who, for several years now, has distinguished herself for  her commitment to employees, equal opportunities and  growth of the company.
Managing Director
Tröstl was born in Lilienfeld (Austria) and after after successfully completing the studies in International Business Administration she held several management positions before joining the Markas family. After starting as Head of the Finance department at the Austrian headquarters in St. Pölten in 2012, she took over as Managing Director of Markas just two years later.

Between 2015 and 2018 the company’s turnover grew rapidly, as well as the number of employees which rose by 30% to reach over 2.200. As an advocate of diversity in the workplace, Gerlinde promotes the integration of migrant employees by offering training programs and German language courses in order to facilitate their inclusion. Every year, the Managing Director of Markas Austria also takes an active part in several charitable initiatives aimed at supporting people facing difficult situations.
Managing Director South Tyrol
Here are the words of Christoph Kasslatter, CEO of Markas, after Markas received the award:

"In Markas we believe that our employees are an additional value to our services and they are the key-factor to be competitive. From the labourer to the company management and the executive board, our organisation owes its success to the people who work for Markas every day. For this reason  being recognized in the category  "Leader of the year” is particularly important and a great honour for us."


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