Meet Adrian Moore who combined his passion for motorsport and mechanics for his career. He is currently the CEO of Xtrac who design and manufacture transmission systems for motorsport and high performance vehicles.
|Current job role
|Year of graduation
|Course of study
|BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
University life and experience
Adrian decided to study at the University of Hertfordshire as, from an early age, had always been interested in automotive and aerospace technology. The University (known then as Hatfield Polytechnic College) had a strong reputation and extremely close links to those industries. Adrian even made use of those connections and was sponsored by Rolls-Royce for his entire degree!
He enjoyed his time studying at the University as it gave him a broad understanding of mechanical engineering, with a particular emphasis on mechanical design ad materials technology. This knowledge has proved invaluable throughout his career and has enabled him to specialise in these areas. However, he believes the key to his success is the enthusiastic and supportive teaching staff.
Adrian has enjoyed a successful and varied career having previously working on two F1 teams. He is currently the CEO of Xtrac who design and man design and manufacture innovative transmission systems for motorsport and high-performance automotive applications. In the future, he hopes to lead Xtrac into major growth with considerable investment in new facilities, machinery and staff.
From his experience as an undergraduate, he is determined to invest in the future of the industry by hiring a large number of appetencies and undergraduates. He states that, 'The high performance automotive industry is going through a huge period of rapid change with the introduction of new technologies for the electrification of road vehicles. With that uncertainty comes opportunity. It is a fast changing industry for hard working, dedicated and innovative thinkers and it is shaping the future of our world.'