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.