MoceanLab is not just a mobility laboratory in Los Angeles

We are a mobility laboratory for
Los Angeles

A Lab for Los Angeles. Solutions for the World.

 

MoceanLab is dedicated to harnessing transportation innovation to improve lives and expand opportunity in Los Angeles, a city notorious for mobility challenges.

Our mission is to explore, curate and improve a range of mobility advances for LA and its residents. Once successful here, these innovations can be shared with the rest of the nation and the globe.

Powered by a Worldwide Transportation Leader

MoceanLab is part of the Hyundai Motor Group and empowered by the tremendous global resources, technology and expertise of our parent company.

Envisioning Better Ways to Travel

MoceanLab’s innovations are designed to meaningfully improve mobility by:

Improving Access for All

MoceanLab believes everyone deserves access to safe, reliable transportation, regardless of income, background or zip code.

Reducing Congestion

L.A.’s notorious traffic hurts our environment, our economy and our quality of life. We pledge to fight it.

Protecting the Environtment

We will combat climate change and improve community health by minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, embracing clean energy and adopting green innovations.

Improving Safety

Our initiatives are designed to meaningfully reduce accidents and injuries for drivers, passengers and pedestrians on our streets and freeways.

The MoceanLab Team

MoceanLab is proud of our experienced, diverse and dedicated team.

Hugh Lee
Hugh Lee

CEO

Hugh leads and implements MoceanLab’s experiments in future mobility innovations based on his nearly 20 years of experience in connected car, new tech, and mobility business. He also serves as the VP of Mobility Business Development Group at Hyundai Motor Company.
Kevin Chisolm
Kevin Chisolm

Head of Customer Experience

Kevin oversees our customer care, including the operations of the call center and direct customer communication. Kevin has prior experience in customer service with Tokidoki, Carbon38, and SeatBoost. In his free time, Kevin enjoys coaching basketball and customizing clothing. His favorite local destinations include L.A. Live and Little Tokyo, and his go-to restaurants are Madre and B Sweet Dessert Bar, because who can resist a tasty bread pudding.

Lynette Favorite
Lynette Favorite

Head of Business Operations

Lynette is responsible for business and financial operations in Los Angeles. She previously worked as an Operations Manager at Edmunds.com and a Settlements Associate at EPS Settlements Group. In her spare time, Lynette loves to bake and spend time with family. She can often be found at farmers markets around Los Angeles or Kenneth Hahn Park, and she enjoys taco trucks and neighborhood restaurants such as Simply Wholesome and Sachi’s Japanese.

Dave Gallon
Dave Gallon

VP of Strategy & Growth

Dave guides MoceanLab’s strategic planning, communications, and operations in Los Angeles. Before joining the team, Dave spent 15 years at Toyota in a variety of marketing, planning, and business model innovation leadership roles. Dave enjoys being active outdoors, going to the movies with his family, watching his son play volleyball, and playing board games with his daughter. Some of his favorite eateries include Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, Feast from the East, Apple Pan, and Toscana.

Dat Truong
Dat Truong

VP of Technology & Product

Dat develops and implements MoceanLab’s technology solutions in Los Angeles. He has previous experience as Director of Automotive and Fleet at Greenlots, Technology & Strategy Consulting at P3 Group, and as an Applications Engineer at iRobot. Dat enjoys playing golf and trying new food in L.A. His favorite place to visit in the city is the Arts District, and anywhere with a good golf course. A few favorite restaurants are Pizzana, Mariscos Jaliscos, and Everson Royce Bar.

Barry Vanderable
Barry Vanderable

Head of Fleet Operations

Barry leads the operations and management of the Mocean Carshare fleet in Los Angeles. Prior to joining MoceanLab, Barry served as an Operations Manager with Lyft, Skurt, Zipcar, and Broadway Services. Barry loves to read books, spend time with family, and travel to different countries. He enjoys exploring the Arts District and visiting Long Beach. A food lover at heart, a few of his favorite restaurants include Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Sushi Stop, Slater’s 50/50, and Outback Steakhouse.