With a background in mechanical and production engineering, and a master in management, Damien has stated his career in the battery and automotive after market. Damien joined Local Motors in 2011 to serve as the Program Manager for the XC2V, a military vehicle developed for DARPA in 5 month. He then led the Business Development of Local Motors, developing the outsourced innovation business line and the strategic partnerships. In 2014, Damien moved back to Europe to lead the setup and growth of the network of Microfactories and vehicles portfolio for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, opening the first microfactory in Berlin and bringing to market Olli a self driving shuttle operated in a fleet systems to provide mobility on demand. In 2016, Damien was involved in the collaboration with Airbus in the field of cargo drones.