As vice president, Total Delivered Cost, Nissan Americas, Bednarzyk is responsible for delivering efficiency across all model lines produced in the Americas to improve profitability across vehicle programs and manufacturing operations.
Bednarzyk joined Nissan in 1985 as a manufacturing engineer in Stamping at the company's vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn. After an 18-month assignment in Japan as a long-term trainee at Nissan's Oppama plant and the Nissan Technical Center, he returned to the Smyrna plant as part of that site's management team in 1993, subsequently holding positions of plant manager of Trim and Chassis, Body, and Stamping plants.
In 2002, Bednarzyk transferred to the Canton Vehicle Assembly plant start-up team, where he served as plant manager of the Body and Stamping plant and later as director of Engineering and Maintenance. In 2007 he was appointed vice president of Manufacturing responsible for the Canton plant.
Bednarzyk earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn., and a master's degree in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Bednarzyk currently serves on the board of directors of the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association, the Mississippi Economic Council, the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, and Mississippi Energy Policy Institute.
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