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Stephen Barlow, MD at Universal Wolf, standing in their factory

Universal Wolf welcomes Stephen Barlow as leader of the pack

6 June 2024

Universal Wolf, leaders in complex sheet metal fabrication, have recently welcomed Stephen Barlow as their new Managing Director.

Stephen joins the business following 13 years with Interplex, during which time he transformed the UK division into a leading, vertically-integrated manufacturer and saw the business grow by 400%.

Stephen has enjoyed an extensive leadership career in manufacturing, in sectors including Automotive, Telecoms and Renewables.  He is passionate about developing talent, and building high-performing teams that enjoy being the best and delighting their customers.

Stephen Barlow, Managing Director at Universal Wolf, comments:


“I’ve spent my career in manufacturing, with a particular focus on building teams to achieve strategic goals and operational excellence. For me, the people behind a business are your most important asset. My goal has always been to nurture people to be the best they can.

When I first met the leadership team at Universal Wolf and spoke with Brian, our founder, I felt a real affinity to his goals for the business and the legacy he wants to create in the local community.

I’m very excited to lead Universal Wolf as we continue on our growth plan. We are partnering with a variety of businesses who are innovating in their respective sectors, and I’m looking forward to working with the team as we continue to deliver great things.”


Brian Palmer OBE, Founder, said:


“Stephen joins Universal Wolf at an exciting time for our business. His focus on developing and empowering high-performing teams fits perfectly with our brand values of ‘better, smarter, pack’, and we are very pleased to have him on board.”