Krueger, Ewasyshyn will speak at conference

Two high-ranking manufacturing executives have joined the roster of speakers at the Automotive News Manufacturing Conference in Nashville in May.

Bill Krueger, Nissan's new North American manufacturing boss, will speak at a gala dinner on May 17. Frank Ewasyshyn, Chrysler's executive vice president for manufacturing, will speak earlier that day.

Krueger and Ewasyshyn are among several industry leaders who will address the conference, scheduled for May 16-18.

Be there
What: Automotive News Manufacturing Conference
When: May 16-18
Where: Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville
Cost: $995
For information: 313-446-0485 or
Host sponsors: Deloitte and Tennessee Economic and Community Development

Krueger: New at Nissan
Krueger recently was named senior vice president, U.S. Manufacturing Nissan North America Inc.

He oversees all production and supply chain management functions for Nissan's three U.S. plants and its two plants in Mexico.

Before joining Nissan, Krueger held management positions at Toyota, most recently as general manager at the Georgetown, Ky., plant.

Ewasyshyn: Chief of Chrysler plants
Ewasyshyn has been in his position since May 2004. He is responsible for all assembly, stamping, and powertrain manufacturing operations -- more than 30 facilities worldwide.

The theme of the conference will be "The Seamless Supply Chain: The managerial culture and technical tools that make for high-quality, high-productivity manufacturing."

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