Chang is President and CEO of Universal Remote Control, Inc. (URC) in New York which he founded over 30 years ago. URC develops remote controls and home automation products and supplies them throughout the world.
He was born and raised in Korea. He came to the United States as a teenager to pursue higher education. He graduated from Michigan Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Following college, Chang joined an engineering consulting firm in Philadelphia that specialized in designing rapid transit systems. He worked on number of projects including the electrification of the Washington Metro subway system and Northeast Corridor rail system.
Chang received an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined Morgan Guaranty (J.P. Morgan) in New York upon graduation and worked in international financing.
With a strong belief in social causes, he is a member of the national governing board of Common Cause, Bread for the World in D.C., WNET which is a parent company of PBS in New York and surrounding states, and the board emeritus at the Union Theological Seminary in New York.
Chang received several honors including an honorary Doctor of Philosophy from Michigan Tech and the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He is also a recipient of Impact Award in Philanthropy Leadership from CARE, a humanitarian organization and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Home Automation Industry, CEDIA, a trade association with 3,700 member companies. He has been inducted into the Academy of Electrical Engineers.
He is the Chairman of The Chang K. Park Foundation, an organization that supports human rights, the elimination of poverty and hunger, the implementation of political reform and economic justice.