Press Release

Darren Slind Promoted to Lead J.D. Power Singapore Operations

Tim Braley and J.D. Ney Also Named to New Roles in Automotive Division

COSTA MESA, Calif.: 4 Oct. 2017— Darren Slind, a 17-year veteran of J.D. Power, has been appointed Vice President, Singapore Operations, effective Oct. 2. In this role, Slind will spearhead the expansion of J.D. Power consulting services to a growing client base across Southeast Asia, India, Taiwan and Australia.

Previously Senior Director, Canada and Latin America, Slind oversaw the development of J.D. Power automotive operations in Canada, Brazil and Mexico. He joined J.D. Power in 2000.

Tim Braley is appointed Senior Director, Canada and Latin America taking over for Slind. Braley, based in the Troy, Mich., office, has led several global growth initiatives in his most recent role as Senior Director of Strategy within the Global Automotive Division. Prior to that, he also served as Director of Finance.

In order to drive growth in Latin America and Canada, Braley will work closely with current country managers Fabio Braga (Brazil) and Gerardo Gomez (Mexico). Assuming the role of Country Manager, Canada, is J.D. Ney. Formerly, Senior Manager, Canadian Automotive Practice, Ney is a recognized thought leader in automotive customer experience. He joined J.D. Power in 2011 and will lead the design and delivery of innovative solutions for Canadian automotive clients including syndicated, proprietary and consulting solutions. 

“We are putting the right people in the right places in order to better serve our clients and grow our business,” said Doug Betts, Senior Vice President of the Global Automotive Division at J.D. Power. “These leadership changes will undoubtedly be effective, and I have great confidence that Darren, Tim and J.D. will quickly have a positive effect on the clients and companies they serve.”

J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. Established in 1968, J.D. Power is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices serving North/South America, Asia Pacific and Europe. J.D. Power is a portfolio company of XIO Group, a global alternative investments and private equity firm headquartered in London, and is led by its four founders: Athene Li, Joseph Pacini, Murphy Qiao and Carsten Geyer.

Media Relations Contacts

Aisling Carty; J.D. Power; Singapore; 65-6733 8980;

Geno Effler, J.D. Power; Costa Mesa, Calif.; 714-621-6224;

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