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Andrew Sanderson


Floatplan/Modern Fuel



Austin, Texas - United States



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 ( 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 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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