Our Story

Locomation was founded in 2018 by a team of the world’s foremost experts on autonomous vehicles, robotics, and artificial intelligence from Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center and trucking industry leaders with deep knowledge and experience in every aspect of the trucking business.

We are motivated by the challenge of solving problems that have hindered the trucking industry for decades. Trucks transport more than 70% of the nation’s freight. E-commerce has sharply increased the need for freight trucking services. Demand is expected to grow 36% between 2020 and 2031.1 At a time when demand has never been stronger, persistent driver shortages create capacity constraints that force carriers to turn down orders.

Our Team

Few technical teams understand fully autonomous driving technology as well as we do. We’ve built autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence systems for dozens of applications. Our technical team is complemented by veteran of the trucking industry with deep knowledge of the industry’s challenges and connections to every major player in the trucking industry ecosystem.

Dr. Çetin Meriçli

Co-founder & CEO

Dr. Tekin Meriçli

Co-founder & CTO

Michael George

Co-founder & VP of Engineering

Venkataramanan Rajagopalan

Co-Founder & VP Autonomy

Prof. Dr. Alonzo Kelly

Co-founder & Chief Scientist

Jacqueline Foradori

Director of People Operations and Inclusion

Ray Russell

Hardware Principal

Phil Compton


Glynn Spangenberg

Chief Commercial Officer

Tom Kroswek

VP of Business Development & Strategy

Finch Fulton

VP of Policy and Strategy

James Murphy

VP of Government Affairs

Sean Rushton

Director of Communications

Steve Kenner

Chief Product & Safety Officer

Our Advisors

Anne Bonaparte


John Formisano


Tom Duterme


Jennifer Cuccaro


Drew Reynolds


Gus Carlson


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