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TAPS is a company that was born out of necessity. Our founders are seasoned real estate developers and land-use professionals who were encountering a real problem in their field time and time again. Parking requirements were severely limiting the development potential of properties around Los Angeles and valuable space was being wasted on vehicle storage! Not only was this creating a burden for their clients in terms of cost, but it was also detrimental to the goals of the City of Los Angeles in terms of providing housing and commercial space for the growing population. Being aware that a better system already existed in many of the urbanized European and Asian countries, our founders chose to bring these practical solutions to their home base and provide a service that is desperately needed in our car-centric metropolis.
The Automated Parking Solution (TAPS) was established in 2015 in response to the parking problems that exist throughout Los Angeles. Chang has a background in chemical and mechanical engineering. He received his education from the University of Southern California, and from there went on to work as a Research Engineer and Project Manager for Boeing Aerospace Rocketdyne Division.
He was also successful in obtaining US patents and pending patents exclusive to the TAPS system.
Chang is also involved in the local political landscape, holding esteemed positions such as 10 years as a planning commissioner, the Chairman of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles, President of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce, as well as being the Chairman of Community Development Block Grant Commission for the city of Glendale.
Chang is currently the Planning Commission Chair ProTem for the City of Glendale.