Chang Lee - CEO of The Automated Parking Solution

Chang Lee

Managing Partner

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, he worked 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 ten 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.

Antonios Simos

Senior Project Manager

Antonios believes in a harmonious and visual approach to design. He brings over 15 years of experience and real-world knowledge. He can interpret architecture into constructible projects efficiently. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Architecture.

Jonathan Pae


Jonathan comes to TAPS with years of development savvy. He saw a need to find a solution to the parking problem that real estate developers were encountering because he had dealt with it many times himself. Time and time again, housing developments in dense neighborhoods were being stifled by the parking requirements and the difficulty of fitting that into the architectural design. Being aware that a better system already existed in many of the urbanized European and Asian countries, Jonathan chose to bring these practical solutions to his home base of Los Angeles and provide a service that is desperately needed in our car-centric metropolis. Through his wealth of development knowledge, Jonathan created The Automated Parking System or TAPS. Because this technology is so new to the city, Jonathan and the TAPS team have been working closely with Planning and Building Department officials to write the code that all new automated parking systems must adhere to.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Masters’s in Architecture from Southern California Institute of Architecture. In his free time, Jonathan is an avid antique collector.

Jay Jeong

Vice President of Operations and Maintenance