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Andrew Sanderson

Founder

Floatplan/Modern Fuel

Entrepreneur

Location

Austin, Texas - United States

Industry


Bio

I am originally from Doncaster, England but have recently relocated to Austin, TX, for my studies and to put myself in the best possible place to continue my hardware/product development career.My engineering career started 14 years ago. At the age of 16 I joined the Royal Air Force, where I was trained as a Propulsion Technician. After 6 years in the R.A.F. I began working on the installation and commissioning of industrial gas turbines for General Electric but, after going though the process of taking an idea for a travel product to market, I have decided to change the direction of my career and I am currently studying mechanical drafting. I continue to work within the gas turbine industry and develop products for my own brand Modern Fuel (www.modernfuelproducts.com). Founder at Floatplan.After spending many of my summers traveling and looking for yachts to sail with, I became frustrated with the options available for finding skippers in need of crew members. So, I decided to create the resource I needed myself. I wanted to make a website that was community-based, a safe place for people to meet, free and easy to use. So, I approached the owner of a website I had used over the years that I knew I could build and improve upon. I acquired the domain name Floatplan.com in April this year, and since then I have turned the website into a fast growing online community for sailors around the world currently with 5500+ members, and seeing around 10 – 20 new members join everyday.


I am good at

Product design/development.


Skills and Expertise

CAD Design Business

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