Researcher opens in T.O.

U.S. market research firm J. D. Power and Associates is opening a Toronto office to service the Canadian automotive industry.J. D. Power is best known for its work in the automotive industry, but it also conducts research in the airline and...

U.S. market research firm J. D. Power and Associates is opening a Toronto office to service the Canadian automotive industry.

J. D. Power is best known for its work in the automotive industry, but it also conducts research in the airline and computer industries.

Chris Travell, J. D. Power’s account manager, Canadian operations, says the firm, which has its headquarters in Agoura Hills, Calif. and also has offices in New York, Detroit and Tokyo, will officially open its doors in January.

Travell says for the time being he has set up a skeleton office with phone and facsimile lines so he can begin working with clients.

Travell joined J. D. Power earlier this year after leaving Toronto’s Blackburn/Polk, where he was a senior consultant.