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Key new role for outgoing Ford exec

Perfect complement: Barb Samardzich will soon join the newly formed board of automotive seating and interiors business Adient once it is spun off from industry giant Johnson Controls.

Retiring senior Ford executive Samardzich to join board of auto supplier Adient

5 Aug 2016

- Global automotive parts supplier Johnson Controls has announced that Ford Motor Company’s outgoing vice-president and chief operating officer for Europe, Barb Samardzich, will join the board of its automotive seating and interiors business Adient.

- As GoAuto has reported, Ford announced last month that Ms Samardzich – one of the automotive industry’s top female executives – is retiring from the company on October 1 after more than 26 years of service.

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