MERCEDES-BENZ USA - Joe Johnson to corporate development and transformation officer. He was market man- ager for the Los Angeles region of Mercedes-Benz USA.
COVISINT - Jacqui Dedo, 39, to head of sales and customer enablement activities. She had not been given a formal title at press time. Dedo was president of the Ford Value Team at Robert Bosch Corp.
Covisint is the e-business trading exchange formed by DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors and joined by Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. It is temporarily headquartered in Southfield, Mich.
J.D. POWER AND ASSOCIATES - The company will expand its automotive operations into two divisions effective Jan. 2. Changes include:
Bob Reilly to senior partner and executive vice president of the division providing business services for light-vehicle original-equipment manufacturers. This includes customer satisfaction, product quality, vehicle services and other related studies. He was COO of American Isuzu Motors.
Harold Krivan, senior partner and executive vice president, will lead the division responsible for automotive supplier, commercial vehicle and aftermarket businesses. The division serves automotive component and aftermarket suppliers, medium- and heavy-duty truck manufacturers and the RV industry and also provides automotive forecasting services. Krivan was head of the company's U.S. Automotive Group operation in Troy, Mich.
J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company in Los Angeles.
MSN CARPOINT - Ruth D'Souza to general manager of Carpoint.ca, the Canadian version of Carpoint.com. She was director of business development for @Home Canada.
MSN Carpoint of Redmond, Wash., is an online car-buying service and automotive marketplace. It is a unit of Microsoft Corp.
MANHEIM AUCTIONS - The company has made a number of changes stemming from its recent purchase of ADT Automotive. They include:
Nick Peluso to president of the logistics group consisting of Remarketing Solutions, Service Solutions and Auction Transport Inc. He was vice president of sales and marketing for ADT.
David Young to Region One vice president of operations. He was vice president of operations for ADT.
Kelly Conger to Region Four vice president of operations. He was Eastern Regional vice president of operations for ADT.
Jack Nizza to special assistant on the General Motors account. He was national director of operations for the General Motors account at ADT.
Chuck Novince to vice president of DaimlerChrysler special operations. He was national director of operations for ADT's DaimlerChrysler account.
Michael Lasini to vice president of sales and staff director. He was ADT's director of sales.
David Nutter to vice president of reconditioning operations. He was director of logistics operations for ADT.
Jeff Lenar to vice president and general counsel. He was vice president and general counsel for ADT.
Arthur deAlba to director of architecture. He was director of architecture and construction for ADT.
Dan Dietsch to managing director of Manheim's Technical Center. He was operations manager for the ADT Automotive Tech Center.
Billy Byrd to director of Manheim's Technical Center. He was an instructor at ADT's Tech Center.
Julie Warpool to manager of software development for Manheim Interactive. She was manager of special development for ADT.
George Largay to director of communications. He was director of marketing and advertising for ADT.
Manheim Auctions of Atlanta is a unit of Cox Enterprises Inc., also in Atlanta.
CHATTANOOGA AUTO AUCTION - Mike Schmucker to general sales manager. He will continue to oversee dealer relations and also will assume responsibility for the Fleet/Lease department and all national account activity. He was the auction's dealer consignment manager.
Chattanooga Auto Auction is in Chattanooga, Tenn.
INVOICEDEALERS.COM INC. - Greg Baszucki, 35, to president. He was COO.
InvoiceDealers.com of Palo Alto, Calif., is an automotive comparison shopping service.