Modern Fuel Design
Feb 2013 - Present (8 years 7 months)
We’re a team of product designers, engineers, branding gurus, creative types and lawyers. Modern Fuel Design was founded by Andrew Sanderson. His engineering career started 16 years ago. At the age of 16, he joined the Royal Air Force where he was trained as a Propulsion Technician. After 6 years in the R.A.F. he began working on the installation and commissioning of industrial gas turbines for General Electric, but after successfully taking his own idea for a travel product to market, he decided to stop what he was doing and start doing what he loved doing, designing and developing products.
We take great pride in our method of doing things here at MF and that’s why all our relationships start with a handshake and a face-to-face (or Skype) meeting. We then take the time to learn all we can about your project and provide you with advice and support you need to develop the idea and then we present you with a detailed statement of work and budget estimate, so you can decide next step.
If you woke up this morning with a great idea, need a prototype or you want to ramp up production, we would love to hear from you. Send me a message or use our website.
Modern Fuel Products
Dec 2011 - Present (9 years 9 months)
Two years ago on vacation, I came up with an idea for a product that helps kite surfers save luggage space while traveling. I designed the X3 Kite Compression Kit, and I committed my spare time and money to learning how to get it to market and in stores. I started the brand Modern Fuel to drive the idea to market. After 2 years the results were: over 3000 units sold and stocked in over 25 stores in 5 different countries. I continue to manufacture, distribute and retail the X3 Kite Compression Kit and develop new products for the Modern Fuel brand. This role has included: brand development, website design, product development, CAD, manufacturing, importing, distribution, retail and fulfillment.
Dec 2005 - Present (15 years 9 months)
On particular assignments, attend jobs alone with sole responsibility for projects, including the
scheduling, customer relations, update meetings and detailed reports.
Position includes the installation, removal, inspection, overhaul, hot section exchange and servicing of
gas turbines. Roles include working both as a team leader and as an integral team member in a variety
of climates and environments worldwide and offshore.
Work with all aspects of the turbine, including the package, system testing and inspection, auxiliary
assemblies and systems (i.e. hydraulic and air systems), fire detection and electrical testing.
Adapt to and solve problems associated with the different packages and work sites, overcoming
complications resulting from limited field service tooling.
Engine types include: G.E. LM series: LM6000, LM5000, LM2500 and LM1600; G.E. Frame engine
models: 6, 7 and 9; and Siemens STG series: STG-100, STG-200, STG-300, STG-400 and STG-500.
2010 - 2010
General Electric Energy
Jul 2005 - Dec 2005 (5 months)
Performed full shop disassembly, rebuild, modular strip and inspection of LM6000 (aero derivative),
LM2500, LM1600, PT and accessory units. Specialised in engine overhaul and hot section exchange.
Assembled and installed large modules on a daily basis according to the ISO 9001:2000 aviation
Responsible for initial borescope inspections used to report and forecast engine overhaul schedule.
Pratt and Whitney Engine Center
Apr 2005 - Jul 2005 (3 months)
Performed full shop disassembly, rebuild, modular strip and inspection of CFM56 - 3 to -7. Specialised
in final assembly.
Royal Air Force
Jan 1999 - Feb 2005 (6 years 1 month)
Aeronautical Engineering Apprentice, 4-year course
Led an engine deep strip and build team, completing all work in accordance with air publication
standards. Personally responsible for forecasting work schedules, ordering parts and managing men to
their best abilities on a daily basis. The team's aim was to assess engine condition using borescope
equipment and the overhaul of the Rolls-Royce RB 199 engine. During operational commitments in the
conflict in Afghanistan, the team was rewarded for quick turnover times and high performance results.
Proven track record for keeping work on schedule as to not delay strip/rebuild time nor the major
servicing of the Harrier GR7/T10 aircraft.
Compiled full inspection reports and reported progress at weekly update meetings.
Became fully competent with all aspects of precision engineering, close tolerance tooling, precision
measuring instruments and the fits involved in the deep strip and rebuild of turbines.
Performed inspections and completed professional training in the use of dye penetrate techniques in
further investigation cases. Also professionally trained in the balancing of compressor blades and the
blending and cropping of compressor blades and vanes.