In 1967 Franz Struzl joined Alpine Steelgroup, later renamed Voestalpine AG, based in Linz, Austria, serving the Company for over four decades.
During his career at Voestalpine Franz Struzl held various positions in a number of fields including strategic planning, commercial and technical areas. In 1981 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer before becoming Chief Executive Officer of Voestalpine Long Products Group and a member of the Executive Board in 1991. From 1995 until 2001 he served as Vice Chief Executive Officer of Group. In 2001 Franz Struzl was appointed as Voestalpine Group Chief Executive Officer and Chairman.
He held the position until 2004, when he moved to become Chief Executive Officer of Voestalpine, Brazil - Villares Metals, remaining there until 2010.
From 2011 he is General Director of RHI AG.
Franz Struzl graduated from the University of Economics, Vienna