Samardzich looks beyond FordSun, 24, Jul 2016
Now that Ford of Europe is profitable again, COO Barb Samardzich is retiring and returning home to the U.S. before deciding on the next step in her career. The head of Ford South America will replace her.
What Samardzich already knew: No risk, no rewardMon, 25, Jul 2016
Barb Samardzich, who is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe, was told by a boss at Ford 16 years ago that he “didn't think it was worth the risk” of her taking a job he perceived to be almost impossible.
Ford appoints new Europe COO, makes treasurer Smart Mobility CFOMon, 18, Jul 2016
Ford today appointed a new Europe COO and expanded its corporate treasurer's role to include financial oversight of its recently created Smart Mobility subsidiary. Ford also said Barb Samardzich, 57, is retiring Oct. 1 as vice president and COO of Ford of Europe.