In May of 2015, Pestworld magazine and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) named Daniel Rottler one of 21 "Next Generation" leaders in the pest industry. NPMA is a non-profit trade association founded in 1933 by top professionals in the pest management field and now boasts over 7,000 members worldwide. When this prestigious organization set about determining which service professionals are most influencing the future of the industry, Daniel Rottler came to the top of the pile. So, what makes Daniel Rottler a great leader?
In defining what makes a great leader, the NPMA quotes John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of these United States, who said, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." What does Daniel Rottler say makes a good leader? "Good leaders help people change at a rate they can manage." Nothing can kill inspiration faster than a boss who expects more from you than you're able to give. High expectations do not inspire people to learn more, dream more and become more. Daniel Rottler understands this. Rather than expecting people to rise to the level he knows they can achieve, Rottler wisely recognizes that we all have platforms we must achieve before we reach our full potential. It is this perspective that makes him an incredible leader and an inspiration to those who work for him.
From where did he learn this strategy of leadership? Daniel Rottler says, his grandfather, Fred Rottler, founder of Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, along with his father, Michael Rottler, CEO, and his uncle Gary Rottler are the ones who helped him develop his leadership skills. It is no wonder that Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions has grown into a powerhouse in the pest management industry, recognized by PCT (Pest Control Technology) Magazine as one of the top 100 pest management firms in the country.
With continued leadership from professionals like Daniel Rottler and his family, the future looks bright for Daniel Rottler and for the pest management industry as a whole.