LONDON, Feb. 4, 2009 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Aldo Basile its new Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for Europe, Russia and Central Asia. Basile succeeds Marlin Dailey, who recently became Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president Sales.
Based at the Commercial Airplanes European headquarters in London, Basile is responsible for the company's commercial airplane sales activity across the region. Much of his sales team is strategically located close to Boeing customers throughout Europe and Russia; several team members are based in Seattle. Basile has been with Commercial Airplanes Sales since 1989. Most recently Basile served as vice president Sales for several European countries based in Paris.
Basile has more than 30 years of experience at Boeing, joining in 1978. He started within the Marketing organization, where he spent one year in Market Analysis. He then moved to the Airline Analysis group in 1979. In 1985, he became director of the Airline Analysis organization, leading a team providing financial and market analysis in support of both Boeing Sales and customer airlines.
Basile's career began in 1973 at Aeritalia, the Italian aircraft manufacturer now known as Alenia. He was responsible for Aircraft Performance and later, for Product Development at Aeritalia, working in the 7X7 joint-venture program at Boeing facilities in Seattle.
Basile earned a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Naples in 1971. In 1980, he earned a master's degree in business administration from Seattle University.