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4 management changes at JD Power

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TROY, Michigan-

JD Power announced a series of vice president appointments on Monday, largely focused on electric vehicles, mobility and connectivity.

The company has hired former Stellantis executive Elizabeth Krear – who was responsible for the automaker’s product planning for the Jeep Grand Wagoneer and electrified body-on-frame SUVs and trucks – as vice president of the new practice. EV at JD Power.

Former Lordstown Motors chief engineer Jack Dolan has been hired as Vice President of Product Quality Performance Improvement.

JD Power has named longtime executive Dave Sargent as vice president and head of the new Connected Vehicles practice.

Kristin Kolodge has been promoted to Sargent’s former position as Vice President of Automotive Benchmarking and Mobility Development.

“The automotive industry is experiencing massive disruption, and our customers rely on us to help them make critical business decisions and seize opportunities,” Doug Betts, president of JD Power’s automotive division, said in a statement. hurry.

“Acquiring and redeploying talented leaders in these critical areas of vehicle electrification and connected vehicle data will help us stay at the forefront of data analytics.”