Trinity Alum and Entrepreneur to Discuss Making Sports Helmets Safer

Dan T. Moore was motivated by death of Daughter in Skiing Accident

What: Dan T. Moore ’63, founder of 15 manufacturing and technology companies in Cleveland, Ohio, including the Dan T. Moore Company, will speak on “Redesigning Sports and Helmets with Brain Injuries in Mind.”

When: Thursday, April 24 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Rittenberg Lounge in Mather Hall on the Trinity campus, 300 Summit Street, Hartford.

Background: Among the 15 companies that Moore has founded is Team Wendy, which he established in 1997 as a memorial to his daughter, Wendy, who passed away from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) following a skiing accident. Since the company’s founding, Team Wendy has focused largely on developing leading-edge products that serve to protect against serious and potentially life-threatening impact-related injuries. The protective products and gear are used by thousands of people worldwide, including the U.S. military.

The Dan T. Moore Company is the parent holding company of a diverse portfolio of companies that share a creative entrepreneurial spirit. The companies range from manufacturing and distribution to real estate renovation, marina operations and government contracting. Operations and corporate management are centralized in Cleveland, with sales to a global customer base.

In 2007, Moore took a motorcycle tour from Istanbul, Turkey, to Xian, China. In 2009, he rode his motorcycle along the U.S. Continental Divide, and in 2010, he rode from Alaska to Montana, thereby completing a 22,000-mile trip of the Americas. When not traveling, Moore skis and sails. In addition, he holds 53 patents.

Moore received his B.A. from Trinity in 1963 and his MBA from Harvard University in 1966.

The Common Hour program is sponsored by the Neuroscience Program, the Career Development Center and the Advancement Division.