Johnson Controls announces addition to Adient's board of directors
Ms. Samardzich has served as vice president and chief operating officer of Ford of Europe since November 2013 and recently announced her retirement from Ford effective October 1, 2016.
During her over thirty-five year career, Ms. Samardzich has been responsible for operations, manufacturing, quality, product development, purchasing, sustainability, environment and safety engineering in the automotive industry.
Ms. Samardzich also serves on the board of MTS Systems Corporation where she is a member of the Compensation Committee.
After completion of the spin-off, Adient's board of directors is expected to consist of eight members, including:
R. Bruce McDonald, chairman and CEO, Adient
John M. Barth, retired chairman and CEO, Johnson Controls
Julie L. Bushman, senior vice president, Business Transformation and Information Technology, 3M
Raymond L. Conner, vice chairman, The Boeing Company; president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Richard Goodman, retired executive vice president, Pepsico
Frederick A. Henderson, chairman and CEO, SunCoke Energy and SunCoke Energy Partners GP
Barb J. Samardzich, vice president and COO, Ford of Europe GmbH