Franz Vollmann studied Marketing and Business Administration at Vienna University. He gained experience in management positions with a focus on operations for companies in the electronics, communications, and solar industries and gathered broad international experience during long-term assignments in Asia and Eastern Europe. At Heraeus, he worked as manager of the competitiveness project at the Target Materials division and later headed the division. He began managing the Global Business Unit Heraeus Performance Products in 2015. In April 2017, Franz Vollmann started as President of the Global Business Unit Heraeus Precious Metals.
He is married and has three children.