J.D. Power Announces Four New Vice Presidents in Automotive Divisions

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Top - Elizabeth Krear, Jack Dolan; Bottom - Dave Sargent, Kristin Kolodge // Courtesy of J.D. Power
Top – Elizabeth Krear, Jack Dolan; Bottom – Dave Sargent, Kristin Kolodge // Courtesy of J.D. Power

J.D. Power, a leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence based in Troy, announced Elizabeth Krear, Jack Dolan, Dave Sargent, and Kristin Kolodge all will serve in new roles as vice presidents of different automotive divisions.

“The automotive industry is undergoing massive disruptions, and our customers are counting on us to help them make critical business decisions and seize opportunities,” says Doug Betts, president of the automotive division at J.D. Power. “Acquiring and redeploying talented leadership for these critical areas of vehicle electrification and connected vehicle data will help keep us on the leading edge of data analytics.”

Krear was hired for the role of vice president of the new electric vehicle (EV) practice. She comes to J.D. Power from Stellantis where she was the global head of product planning for Jeep Grand Wagoneer and electrified body-on-frame SUVs and trucks. Her focus was on planning and developing electrified platforms for the EV transition of the brand.

Dolan was hired for the role of vice president of product quality performance improvement. He joins J.D. Power after most recently being chief engineer at Lordstown Motors. Before that, he served as the head of North American operations for A2Mac1, an automotive technical data benchmarking company. He worked for many years in the engineering department at Stellantis and was the chief engineer for several successful vehicles.

Sargent, a long-time J.D. Power executive, is now serving as vice president of the newly created connected vehicles practice. He will lead the development of use cases and products utilizing connected vehicle data to create value for auto manufacturers and other companies inside the automotive space.

Kolodge is being promoted to fill Sargent’s former position as vice president and head of auto benchmarking and mobility development. She created the Tech Experience Index Study and lead most mobility activities, including the Mobility Confidence Index Study during her seven years in the auto quality practice.

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