Senior boss

Margit Stadler

Margit Stadler, born on 7th January 1944, full of vigour followed in the footsteps of her successful father as the only child of the company’s founder Anton Mattes, as all her siblings had passed away in their childhood years.

After a general education in commercial matters Margit Stadler learned about the brush trade within her parents’ company, a rather unusual job for a young, dynamic woman at that time. Some time later she gathered essential experience abroad as a volunteer at German and English companies of this branch.


In June 1968 she passed the master’s exam for the trade of brushmaking as the first woman of Austria with an excellent mark.

With her business understanding and commercial vision she led the company together with her husband Heinz through numerous structural changes and was always prepared to take the necessary risks for future-orientated investments.

Margit Stadler also played a significant role in the creation of the current company structure and is still the “senior boss” as well as the driving power of the company thanks to her endless energy.