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Under the Surface: Stefano Michieletto

17 October 2023 | 

Welcome back to the UTP Expert Interview Series, where we delve into the fascinating world of welding technology through the experiences of our distinguished experts. Today, we have the privilege of hearing from Stefano Michieletto, Managing Director of voestalpine Bohler Welding USA and former Managing Director of voestalpine Böhler Welding  Asia Pacific, with over two decades of dedication to the welding industry.

Ciao! My name is Stefano Michieletto and I've been working in the welding industry for more than 20 years. It's a world I've been passionate about since the beginning of my professional career.

Stefano reflects on his most emotional moments with customers, moments that embody the value of providing customized solutions to meet customer needs.

Winning projects by adding value, becoming the go-to source for customer needs, and maintaining ongoing partnerships that have lasted more than half a century-these are the moments that truly move me.

Stefano highlights UTP's success in serving the upstream and downstream oil and gas sectors, exemplified by the significant project with Qatar Gas, one of the largest natural gas projects in the world.

Meeting stringent project requirements, a deep understanding of corrosion protection, and nurturing long-term relationships have been key to our success.

According to Stefano, UTP stands out for several reasons: continuous material development, consistent performance, more than six decades of surface protection expertise, and a commitment to cost optimization and increased productivity.

As for the challenges facing the industry, Stefano highlights the growing difficulty in finding skilled welders and the increasing demand for cost optimization and productivity.

UTP is adapting to these changes by expanding regional manufacturing, developing customized automation and digitization solutions, and maintaining an unwavering customer focus.

As UTP continues to evolve, customer success remains at the heart of its mission:

Our customer's success is our success.