Alan Cherrington Chief Operating Officer Integral Powertrain and Integral e-Drive

Alan Cherrington

  • Chief Operating Officer, Integral Powertrain

Key Responsibilities

As the Chief Operating Officer at Integral Powertrain Alan is responsible for overseeing the operations and systems alongside the CTO and CCO. Alan is responsible for Design, Simulation, Development, Software, Electronics, Build, Supply Chain, Test Facilities, HR and Health & Safety functions. Alan is developing the company’s capability for the design and manufacture of our world leading electric motors and inverters which are used in a variety of applications across numerous engineering sectors.


1st Class BSc (Hons) Design and Manufacture – University of Central Lancashire

Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Engineering Designers


Alan started his career with British Aerospace in 1985 as an apprentice machinist before becoming a technical apprentice in the design office. He worked on a variety of R&D programs and future aircraft projects including Typhoon. Alan joined Cosworth Racing in 1995 as a Senior Design Engineer working on cylinder heads and valve train development. He moved to Mercedes High Performance Powertrains in 2005 as a team leader for design, working on their IC engine, KERS and ERS systems. Alan was the Chief Engineer on the V8 engine program and Head of Reliability for the V8 and V6 power units. He joined Integral Powertrain in 2016 as the Chief Engineer for Design & Analysis, helping to design and develop some of the high power and high torque density e-machines that are now being used in both hybrid and EV traction applications today.

Outside of work

Alan is married with 2 boys, he spends most of his spare time supporting his sons at various cross country and athletics meetings around the county – occasionally volunteering as a marshal. Alan is a level 2 qualified rugby union coach. He has spent the last few years helping to coach a team of boys at the Old Northamptonians RFC and prior to this at Northampton Casuals RFC. When he isn’t training youngsters he is a keen supporter of Northampton Saints and can often be found at Franklins Gardens. Alan is a keen F1 fan and has followed the sport most of his life seeing many of the race tracks around the world.

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