New appointments at UK engine firm ahead of production of the CXO300 diesel outboard

Technical director Stephen Moore is one of the latest appointments of the ongoing recruitment programme

Cox Powertrain’s new technical director, Stephen Moore

Cox Powertrain in the UK has announced new management appointments to further strengthen its technical leadership team ahead of production of the new CXO300 diesel outboard, which is set to commence this year.

Alex Degnen has been appointed head of quality, while Stephen Moore takes the role of technical director.

Both Degnen and Moore join Cox Powertrain from engineering specialist Ricardo. They have a wealth of experience in bringing engines to market.

Degnen has a proven track record in leading quality teams, with 14 years’ experience as a quality manager and improvement specialist. He has worked in the automotive, defence and aerospace sectors, and recently served as senior quality engineer at Ricardo, where he was a key member of the senior leadership team overseeing production of the McLaren supercar engines.

Moore has worked at Ricardo for almost 30 years, where he held several senior management positions, and brings exceptional experience of managing cross functional teams and leading complex engine design and development programmes to his new role. Projects he has worked on include the launch of the McLaren V8 engine and model year programmes for major OEMs across a diverse range of market sectors.

Staff numbers at Shoreham-based Cox Powertrain have now grown to over 100. A state-of-the art production line is currently being put in place at Cox’s headquarters and, when fully operational, will run in varying shifts to meet the unprecedented demand for the new high-powered diesel outboards.

The CXO300 is said to be the world’s highest power density diesel outboard. It has been developed for professional applications, where performance, durability and fuel efficiency are paramount.