RHI Magnesita mourns Franz Struzl

It is with great sadness that RHI Magnesita announces the passing of former CEO Franz Struzl.

Struzl, who passed away on January 28 at the age of 76, led the company from September 2011 to June 2016. Struzl completed his studies at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 1965. After more than 40 years at Alpine Steel Group (later voestalpine AG), he became Chairman of voestalpine AG in 2001. He held this position until 2004 and soon afterwards became CEO of voestalpine, Brazil (Villares Metals), remaining there until 2010. In 2011, he joined RHI AG as CEO and was responsible for the increase in profitability. Struzl also participated in the first negotiations regarding the merger of RHI and Magnesita. A severe illness led to his retirement in 2016.

Press Release, January 30, 2019