Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Modern Fuel founder and lead designer Andrew Sanderson has had a life-long obsession with taking things apart to see how they work. He went on to train as an aircraft engineer specializing in mechanical engineering in the British Royal Air Force, ensuring the optimum flying performance of aircraft. As it turns out, that love for tinkering and engineering experience was the perfect combination for a career in product design.
Having always sketched product ideas in a book he carried in his pocket, creating the perfect pencil for sketching and designing was a natural project for Andrew to tackle. And so began the line of Modern Fuel writing tools, to which he meticulously applies the same pioneering innovation and high functionality and reliability standards he used in his days in aircraft engineering.
Andrew now designs and runs Modern Fuel in Austin, Texas where he lives with his family and continues to fill his idea book with sketches of future products.