Matthew Rivett is a leading player and driving force in automotive innovation. Currently the Executive Vice President of Local Motors, Inc., Matthew was a critical contributor to the development and manufacturing of Olli, the first ever self-driving shuttle. In collaboration with key stakeholders to raise funds and create innovative manufacturing processes, Matthew, oversaw the opening of Local Motors first international facility and expanding the business to ensure further development of Olli. Prior to working on the Olli, Matthew produced the world’s first 3D printed vehicle called the Strati. Through his efforts in Program Management, crowd sourcing and collaborations with the Oakridge National Lab and Cincinnati Machine tools, the Strati became a reality.
Previous to his tenure at Local Motors, Matthew served as a Project Manager and Ship Superintendent for Portsmouth Naval Shipyards. He worked in this capacity on two separate occasions, managing multi-million dollar projects and organizing the repair and logistics involved in repairing and upgrading home-ported and visiting submarines. It was in this role that Matthew led a first ever water born nuclear piping repair. This was an overreaching project that required the management of a $5 million budget and collaboration between two major shipyards in New Hampshire and Washington State.
Matthew earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Project Management in 2013 and several other certifications while serving in the United States Military where he held the top level DoD security clearance. He currently still serves as the Chief Operations Officer for Local Motors, Inc. where he oversees 60 professionals located across three different facilities.