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John B. Rogers, Jr.
John B. Rogers, Jr.
CEO & 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).
Bryan Barrett
Bryan Barrett
Board Member

Bryan Barrett is Chief Financial Officer for the Keystone Group, L.P. Keystone Group is the primary investment vehicle of Robert M. Bass family office. He has held various roles within the family office for the past 22 years. He is primarily focused on the direct investing portfolio.  He has held and currently holds several boards seats primarily in manufacturing and technology. He was previously a board member of Ascentium Capital a leading financial technology small business lender. Bryan is a Certified Public Accountant; he earned his BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University.

Jean-Marc Pailhol
Jean-Marc Pailhol
Board Member

Jean-Marc Pailhol was appointed Head of Group Market Management and Distribution of Allianz SE in March 1, 2016.

He began his career at the BanquePopulaire. After 3 years as Marketing Director, he joined the Internal Audit Department. A few years later he was promoted Strategy and Development Director for the Toulouse Pyrénéesregion, before becoming in 2001, Retail Banking Group Director, responsible for the strategy and development of the Private individual sector.

After 15 years withthe BanquePopulaire, Jean-Marc joined the GroupeLa Postein 2004 as Commercial and Marketing Director for the financial services. He was one of the key drivers in the creation of La BanquePostaleand was promoted Director of the national network in 2006 .

In 2008 he decided to join Corporate Values Associates in Paris as Partner. Jean-Marc led the FSI team for Europe and Africa.

From 2009 to 2015 Jean-Marc was a Member of the Board of Management of Allianz France holding the position of Head of the Distribution Unit.

He has contributed in a number of conferences as an expert in retail banking strategy, network optimization, human resources, commercial policies, operational implementation and postal financial services.

Jean-Marc is Master of law and political science and a graduate from the French Business School ESSEC.

Karim Lakhani
Karim Lakhani
Board Member

Karim R. Lakhani is the Charles E. Wilson Professor of Business Administration and the Dorothy and Michael Hintze Fellow at the Harvard Business School.  He is the founder and co-director of the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard, the principal investigator of the NASA Tournament Laboratory at the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and the faculty co-founder of the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative. He specializes in technology management and innovation. His research examines crowd-based innovation models and the digital transformation of companies and industries. Lakhani is known for his pioneering scholarship on how communities and contests can be designed and managed to achieve innovative outcomes. He has partnered with NASA, Topcoder, and the Harvard Medical School to conduct field experiments on the design of crowd innovation programs. His research on digital transformation has shown the importance of data and analytics as drivers of business and operating model transformation and source of competitive advantage. He serves on the Board of Directors of Mozilla Corporation and LM Industries.

Tom Vice
Tom Vice
Board Member

Tom is the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Aerion Corporation. Aerion is a leader in supersonic civil aircraft and advanced design software tools and technologies.

Tom also serves on the board of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, board of councilors for USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, board of advisors for Purdue University’s School of Astronautics and Aeronautics, and previously served on the board of governors for the USO, and the board of trustees for the Florida Institute of Technology.

Tom is the recipient of the 2016 Daniel J. Epstein Engineering Management Award from the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. The Engineering Management Award was founded in 1978 to recognize industry leaders who have made lasting contributions to science and engineering through exemplary professional accomplishments and contributions to the field of engineering management.


Our leadership team.

John B. Rogers, Jr.
CEO & Co-Founder
David Cayet
Matt Rivett
Executive VP of Local Motors, LLC
Rob Coleman
Senior VP of Launch Forth, LLC
Phil Rayer
General Manager of Phoenix Microfactory - VP of Manufacturing
David Woessner
General Manager of National Harbor Demonstration Facility - Head of Regulatory Affairs
Gregory Haye
VP of Product Management at Local Motors
Alex Fiechter
VP of R&D at Launch Forth, LLC
Megan Brewster
VP of Advanced Manufacturing at Launch Forth, LLC
Adam Elmaghraby
VP of Co-Creation and Community Engagement at Launch Forth, LLC
Tristan Zimmerman
VP of Platform and Web Development at Launch Forth, LLC
Jeff Hollowell
Director of IT Systems
Karen Folwell
Director of Human Experience
Denise Trujillo
Wendy Carrasco
Director of Financial Reporting

Think globally, act locally. Co-creation is an active process where brands and their customers work together with solvers, designers, and engineers to accelerate product and technology development. We are proud to call ourselves part of this community and proudly work to empower genius ideas and brilliant solutions from Community members across the globe. In turn, these ideas are implemented locally through our Microfactory network. Simply put, we are going for economies of scope vs economies of scale. Local provides: local engagement, jobs, tech, and education.

Interally, our team members have access to various programs and opportunities that promote healthy lifestyle choices, as well as continuing education and training.

The key to achieving sustainable manufacturing is to bring the focus to local manufacturing and upgrade. Local manufacturing is kickstarting a new wave of sustainability because it advances all three pillars of sustainability — environmental, social and economic. When manufacturing shifts to the local scale and technology is smartly utilized, economic decisions can be made quickly, society is locally improved and response to environmental concerns is immediate.

The modern auto industry is not set up to be sustainable in the long run, and we’re overdue for an overhaul. To see the kind of change that will benefit both consumers and the planet, sustainable manufacturing has to be the goal. A move into local manufacturing is the way to get there, and we are making the way.

At LM Industries, we believe that the best and brightest ideas can — and should — come from anyone and anywhere, not just from within the organization. This approach, called Open Innovation, includes the use of crowdsourcing and co-creation with our Community on our crowd-powered SaaS platform. We launch challenges, host brainstorms, ask for feedback from our customers and believe that you really can solve anything with a Community.

We have developed a best-in-class open innovation platform and practice, called Launch Forth, which is used by some of the biggest and most respected brands in the world to inject innovation and inspiration into their organizations. Protecting the privacy of our community and employees is critical to our ability to maintain their trust. We take precautions to safeguard sensitive information, to include customer data, in order to ensure a safe and secure online environment.

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