First Shift: Top hellos, goodbyes of 2016Dec. 29, 2016
Ford's Samardzich named to board of JCI spinoff, AdientAug. 1, 2016
Barb Samardzich, who last month announced plans to retire as COO at Ford of Europe, has been named to the board of Adient, the seating and interiors company being spun off from supplier Johnson Controls Inc.
Samardzich looks beyond FordJuly 24, 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 rewardJuly 25, 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 CFOJuly 18, 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.