JD Power and Associates has announced that Scott D. Upham has joined the firm as Senior Director of Global Forecasting for J.D. Power-LMC Automotive Forecasting Services. In his new role, Upham will direct the Forecasting Group's client relations and new product development efforts. The group provides global sales, production and powertrain (engine and transmission) forecasts, intelligence on new and upcoming vehicles, and forecasts for future automotive technologies.