Dave Sargent, VP/ Global Automotive, J.D. Power
Dave Sargent is vice president, global automotive at J.D. Power. He oversees all of the company’s vehicle-quality research globally, including the Initial Quality Study; Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study; and Vehicle Dependability Study, as well as vehicle-quality tracking studies. Previously, Sargent was vice president, U.S. automotive research at J.D. Power, responsible for all syndicated research in the U.S. market; prior to that, he was the practice leader of J.D. Power’s European operations. Earlier, he worked in the company’s headquarters in California, and was responsible for the Initial Quality Study and a number of proprietary quality studies. Before joining J.D. Power in 1992, Sargent worked for a UK consulting firm specializing in competitor analysis, as well as for Ford of Europe and the Rover Group.