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Adient says John Barth will not stand for board re-election

By Graeme Roberts | 28 January 2020

Seating supplier Adient said John Barth would not stand for re-election to the company's board of directors at the company's annual general meeting on 12 March, 2020. 

Barth currently serves on the compensation committee and was previously lead director from October 2016 to October 2018 and served as interim chairman from June 2018 to October 2018.

Prior to joining Adient's board, Barth was CEO of Johnson Controls from 2002 until his retirement in 2007 and chairman of Johnson Controls' board from 2004 to 2007.

"John has served on our board since 2016 when Adient became an independent company. He has been a tremendous board member, providing extensive business and leadership experience, including the benefit of the many global relationships he cultivated in the automotive industry over his successful career," said non-executive chairman Frederick Henderson.

Adient will reduce the board to eight directors when Barth's term expires immediately following the AGM.