Nissan names VP of total delivered cost

Veteran company employee has served as Canton plant vice president

Nissan North America today announced that Dan Bednarzyk, currently vice president of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi, has named to the newly created position of vice president to total delivered cost, effective May 13.

Bednarzyk (pictured) will lead efforts to maximize the Franklin-based company's total delivered cost efficiency across all model lines produced in North and South America. Bednarzyk will focus on lowering total manufacturing costs including those associated with raw material, purchased parts, fixed and variable labor, logistics and general administration.

"Dan's extensive experience in manufacturing and his successful leadership of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant will help him drive total delivered cost improvements across all our manufacturing operations," Bill Krueger, Nissan senior vice president of manufacturing, purchasing, production engineering and supply chain management, said in a release.

Bednarzyk joined Nissan in 1985 in manufacturing engineering and has since held a number of positions. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee Tech University and an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University.

David Aldana, currently director of Nissan's manufacturing facility in Aguascalientes, Mexico, will replace Bednarzyk as vice president at Nissan’s Canton plant.