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Leadership Team

Jay Rogers

CEO and Co-Founder

John B. Rogers, Jr. is the CEO and co-founder of LM Industries, a technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles and other high-technology products in partnership with other global manufacturers. This disruptive company is redefining the rapid development of connected hardware by pairing advanced manufacturing with open innovation tools. LM Industries is the first company to utilize Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM), as evidenced when it debuted the world’s first 3D-printed car, the Strati, in September of 2014. Currently the Company is working on its latest creation, Olli, an urban speed, cognitive, electric, shuttle.

Rogers founded LM after serving for seven years in the United States Marine Corps, where he was an Infantry Company Commander. He has worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., as an investment analyst at Ewing & Partners, and at a startup medical device company in the People’s Republic of China. He serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Director of the RBR Foundation, a philanthropic foundation focused on education and healthcare. A graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Rogers holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).

Nicholas Cole

Senior Vice President of Sales

Nicholas Cole is a senior global business leader with expert knowledge in the mobility, transportation and automotive sectors.

Nicholas’s experience is highlighted by expertise in developing and launching new businesses and leading cross-organizational change by evangelizing new technologies, streamlining existing business processes and turning around under-performing business units.

Nicholas has worked closely with local governments and third-party stakeholders as part of the strategic process for introducing new disruptive mobility solutions.

Nicholas most recently served as President of Zipcar International, responsible for the transformation and expansion of the brand throughout the EMEA and APAC Regions. Previous experience includes serving as the former CEO of Daimler AG’s Car2Go division, leading the North American launch of the start-up car-sharing business. His responsibilities included developing the business from a pilot project to a viable enterprise with 14 markets throughout North America.

Nicholas also has over two decades of experience in the automotive industry with a base in mobility.

Matt Rivett

Executive Vice President

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.

Phil Rayer

Phoenix General Manager

Phillip Rayer leads the Phoenix microfactory for Local Motors with 27 years of engineering and manufacturing background. He has an extensive history working in areas of aerospace, semiconductors and the automotive industry.

Rayer has managed, organized and transformed facilities through the world to produce and deliver high quality, low cost products for specialized manufacturing groups in the automotive industries. This was done using lean and Six Sigma manufacturing methodologies for high- and low-volume outputs. His international relationships have taken him all over the world to work directly with factories and developers of all skill levels. He has trained and implemented new designs, launched products and led manufacturing strategies of all scales.

Rayer has also received multiple patents. He holds a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from Villanova University and remains as learner in multiple disciplines.

Bob de Kruyff

Vice President of Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering, Bob brings almost 50 years of automotive engineering and product management experience to Local Motors. He has been involved in almost all aspects of vehicle engineering and product release during his years with General Motors, including international experience as Director of Engineering for GM Japan, responsible for joint ventures with major Japanese automobile manufacturers.

Cars are Bob’s hobby, as well as the center point of his professional career. People, Process, and Product are what drives Bob and his efforts to shape the engineering team to develop Olli as a first-class vehicle for today and the future. Bob feels strongly that the passion of the vehicle reflects the passion of the team that created it.

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Live the #pluglife

We offer a $250 monthly stipend to any LM team member that drives an EV to work every day.


We also offer competitive medical, dental, vision and 401K programs to all of our employees.

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