The People behind Plyable

Plyable has over 40 years experience in the composites industry and 30 in the world of tech.

We set up Plyable because we were frustrated by the lack of innovation in “state of the art” tech in the tooling industry. Composites have enjoyed huge growth due to the uptake in many diverse sectors but the prototyping and moulding processes have not developed at the same rate.

Leadership

Martin Oughton CEO

CEO

Childhood Dream Job:
Stuntman

Favourite Movie Quote:
"I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley!"
~ Airplane

High performance carbon fibre composite design and engineering specialist MODE was formed in 2012 by Martin Oughton, applying his extensive expertise and experience in the elite F1 and Grand Prix yacht industries to aerospace, automotive and marine sectors. Martin has over 10 years’ experience in high performance carbon fibre composite R&D – from designing carbon pull rods for F1 teams to creating world-first high performance composite structures for yachts for the likes of Team Invictus, Future Fibres Rigging Systems (FFRS), Formtech Composites and Caterham Composites. Most recently, Martin held the post of lead engineer for Softbank Team Japan during the 2017 America's Cup.

Adam Lofts CTO

CTO

Childhood Dream Job:
Footballer

Favourite Movie Quote:
"I've always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot"
~ Frozen

A serial start-up CTO Adam has over 10 years experience founding and growing technology businesses in silicon valley. Before moving into manufacturing 4.0, Adam created a big data tool to expand the scope, reach and impact of sustainability programmes for the likes of PepsiCo, RB and Tesco. Adam leads the technology team applying machine learning technologies and manufacturing science to the automation of mould design. Current areas of focus and are on computational geometry, mesh analysis and computer vision/gradient descent methods.

Adam England COO

COO

Childhood Dream Job:
Footballer

Favourite Movie Quote:
"No, we’re not going to do Stonehenge tomorrow night!"
~ This is Spinal Tap

Adam started working with composite materials in 2010 and having started out in Formula One has gone on to gain a huge amount of experience across a range of roles within the industry. It was his experience, combined with a deep technical knowledge of the engineering, manufacturing and procurement challenges posed by composite mould tools, that led him, whilst working on a joint project with Plyable CEO Martin Oughton, to devise the Plyable concept. Other notable recent projects include studying for an engineering degree via a distance learning course.

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The Team

Andy Haines Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Childhood Dream Job:
Musician

Favourite Movie Quote:
"We'll not risk another frontal assault. That rabbits dynamite"
~ Monty Python and The Holy Grail

Joined Plyable:
Mid March 2019

Elaine Winchester Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Childhood Dream Job:
Stand-up Comedian

Favourite Movie Quote:
"I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal"
~ Anchor Man

Joined Plyable:
Early September 2019

Jamie Rankin Project Engineer

Project Engineer

Childhood Dream Job:
F1 Driver

Favourite Movie Quote:
"Put up the whomper! We're going to put it up, it's going to go whomp!"
~ Wind

Joined Plyable:
Early December 2019

Kaan Fidan Full Stack Engineer

Full Stack Engineer

Childhood Dream Job:
Farmer

Favourite Movie Quote:
"Better to be king for a night than a schmuck for a lifetime"
~ The King of Comedy

Joined Plyable:
Early June 2019

Kiran Jones Office Manager

Office Manager

Childhood Dream Job:
Vet

Favourite Movie Quote:
"Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!"
~ Ghostbusters

Joined Plyable:
Early May 2019

Luke Hunter Research Engineer

Research Engineer

Childhood Dream Job:
Astronaut

Favourite Movie Quote:
"Houston, we have a problem"
~ Apollo 13

Joined Plyable:
Late July 2019