WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif.: 16 July 2013 J.D. Power today announced the appointment of Joseph DaMour to the position of Vice President of Finance.

Reporting to J.D. Power President Finbarr O'Neill, DaMour will be responsible for all aspects of the company's financial operations, including accounting, financial reporting, contracts and legal. He will also provide strategic and tactical guidance to J.D. Power's leadership team, as the company continues its global expansion.

DaMour will also work closely with Jason Hauben, Senior Vice President of Finance and Planning for McGraw Hill Financial's Commodities & Commercial Markets Segment.

DaMour joins J.D. Power from Via Motors, a privately held electric vehicle development and manufacturing company, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he served as CFO of Fisker Automotive. Earlier in his career, DaMour held a variety of global executive positions at General Motors Corporation in Detroit, New York, Shanghai, Sao Paulo and Brussels.

"Joe has strong global operating, accounting and financial experience, positioning him as an excellent fit to help manage J.D. Power's global business," said O'Neill.

"As McGraw Hill Financial further expands its influence as a provider of benchmarks, intelligence and analytics across global markets, Joe's experience and business perspective will be key assets in our growth," said Hauben.

DaMour holds a joint JD-MBA degree and a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan.

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