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Friday, December 08 2017 - 01:39
Matthew Rivett Named EVP of Local Motors
CHANDLER, Arizona, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Local Motors has announced the promotion of Matthew Rivett, from Chief 
Operating Officer to Executive Vice President. 

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"Local Motors has pioneered rapid product commercialization in Mobility 
consistently driving the pace of development since the introduction of the 
Rally Fighter in 2009. Matthew has been a stellar addition to the team and has 
earned his leadership stripes with his collaborative pragmatic approach to 
mission oriented leadership of a challenging technical launch. I and the board 
and stakeholders look forward to seeing his accomplishments in this new role." 
- Jay Rogers, CEO 

Matthew has been employed with Local Motors since 2014, and prior to his tenure 
at Local Motors, Matthew served as a Project Manager and Ship Superintendent 
for Portsmouth Naval Shipyards. Matthew earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 
Business Management and several other certifications while serving in the 
United States Military where he operated US Navy submarines.

Under Matthew's guidance Local Motors will refocus their Arizona locations; 
turning the existing Chandler facility into the new Microfactory space for Olli 
-- the World's first self-driving, cognitive, electric vehicle. Matthew will 
lead the development of the next generation Olli, and will put Local Motors on 
the path to deliver 50 Olli vehicles by the end of 2018. Matthew shares Local 
Motors' commitment to delivering a quality product with a superior reputation. 

When asked about this new role at Local Motors, Matthew says, "It is an amazing 
opportunity and an honor to lead the Local Motors team.  Local Motors is a 
group of highly talented and capable people that believe strongly in the work 
they do.  I believe that we will change the landscape of mobility and 
manufacturing in the near future as we integrate technology into our production 
vehicles at a faster rate than has been seen before."  

About Local Motors
Local Motors is a ground mobility company focused on shaping the future for the 
better. Founded in 2007 with a belief in open collaboration and co-creation, 
Local Motors began low volume vehicle manufacturing of open-source designs 
using multiple micro-factories. In 2009, Local Motors launched the world's 
first co-created vehicle, The Rally Fighter. Since then, Local Motors has 
debuted Strati, the World's first 3D-printed car in 2014 and the World's first 
self-driving, cognitive, electric vehicle, Olli. Local Motors believes that 
Olli is the answer to a sustainable, affordable, accessible transportation 
solution for all.

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