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Randy Baseler To Retire From Boeing  
User currently offlineSphealey From United States of America, joined May 2005, 377 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7119 times:

Randy Baseler, Boeing VP of Marketing for Commerical Aircraft, announces on his blog that he will retire on April 30th 2007:

http://boeingblogs.com/randy/archive.../03/goodbye_yellow_brick_road.html

40 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5737 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7096 times:

Wow, loved his blogs. I hope Boeing get's someone to take over his reigns that can do an equally good job at marketing.


That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineSuseJ772 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 815 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7097 times:

Wow that is quick, April 30th? For a VP, that's not much transition time their for the new guy is it? Anybody on the inside have any more information?


Currently at PIE, requesting FWA >> >>
User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6837 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7110 times:

Since many on this board consider Randy and John Leahy twins, maybe we can persuade John to take both jobs?!??
 duck 



The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7090 times:

What a pity I really liked his blog !

User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4627 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7090 times:

Randy's a bit of a star in the aviation world... I wish him all the best in the future. As he said, it's good to retire at the top of your game - many don't get to do that. Kudos Randy, and thanks!


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineBoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7089 times:

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 3):
Since many on this board consider Randy and John Leahy twins, maybe we can persuade John to take both jobs?!??

Maybe we can persuade John to retire too!


User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7041 times:

Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 6):
Maybe we can persuade John to retire too!

do they know each other??


User currently offlineLumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 7029 times:

I'll write the blog! Where do I send my resume/CV?  Wink


"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6837 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6995 times:

Can you imagine the furor if Boeing hired John Leahy away from Airbus?


The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5737 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6944 times:

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 9):
Can you imagine the furor if Boeing hired John Leahy away from Airbus?

Actually it might be the best move that John Leahy makes!!!!! Get off the sinking ship now while there's a life vest and a life boat. It might rankle a few Boeing peple but not as much as it wold rankle a whole lot of Airbus folk.

In the end he won't go there because of bad blood and because he would demand a senior position that Boeing isn't prepared to give.

[Edited 2007-03-09 21:33:59]


That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6909 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 10):
Get off the sinking ship

Haha ,sinking ship ,you´re kidding right ?


User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30639 posts, RR: 84
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6865 times:
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Well Boeing has a mandatory retirement age of 65 so Randy would be retiring just as Y1 was rolling into service and Y3 was being "design shopped" to customers. With the entire product line doing well and sold out till the next decade, now is a good time for Randy to step aside and let someone else come in and get up to speed. That way, they will be ready to start shopping Y1 and Y3 to customers.

User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5737 posts, RR: 48
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6854 times:

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 11):
Haha ,sinking ship ,you´re kidding right ?

At the very least it's rudderless and heading full speed into a field of icebergs.



That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6826 times:

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 11):
Haha ,sinking ship ,you´re kidding right ?

No, he's not kidding, as your German countrymen can attest!
Anyhoo, I seriously hope someone keeps up the blog. It's been an interesting source of information, and many a.net threads have their origins in Randy's words!
Heck, he's even admitted to reading this forum. He MUST be a cool guy. Or a nerd, maybe...  Smile


User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6802 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 13):
At the very least it's rudderless and heading full speed into a field of icebergs.

Boeing was in a similar situation 4 years ago , do you remember all Airbus Guys in this years?


User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3083 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6801 times:

Randy came and talked to my marketing class at WSU (go cougs!) a few years back. It was a really interesting presentation and was very memorable. Wishing him the best in retirement.

User currently offlineBoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6769 times:

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 15):
Boeing was in a similar situation 4 years ago

You forgot to add that the 747 was delayed too...  Yeah sure


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2442 posts, RR: 31
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6753 times:

Quoting NYC777 (Reply 13):
At the very least it's rudderless and heading full speed into a field of icebergs

Randy doesn't work for Airbus....

 stirthepot 



You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5737 posts, RR: 48
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6734 times:

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 15):
Boeing was in a similar situation 4 years ago , do you remember all Airbus Guys in this years?

Totally different. Boeing didn't have the govt or the unions breathing down their necks. They had manufacturing issues which needed to be sorted out. Airbus' problems run a whole lot deeper then supply chain trying to keep up with the increase in production which was Boeing's problem.

Airbus' needs to make massive costs cuts (including labor) as well as outsource and reduce plants. Boeing did this easily without interference. Not going to be the same for Airbus andif anything it's going to extremely hard fo them to implement Power 8. The result will be a continued high cost base compared to Boeing.



That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineSFORunner From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

Only 58 years old. A good age to start enjoying the "golden years".

Any truth to the rumor Boeing will actually cryogenically freeze Randy in VCV and take him out of storage if/when things go sour in 5 to 10 years?

[Edited 2007-03-09 21:56:36]

User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1871 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6583 times:

Good. I wasn't a fan of his "blog" and I'm happy to see him go.
Now it's Leahy's turn. He needs to go as well.

What both Boeing and Airbus need are people that actually follow the code of business ethics while selling their company's products. Neither Randy "The Face" or Johnny "The Big Mouth" was following it.



STOP TERRORRUSSIA!!!
User currently offlineEbs757 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 758 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6386 times:

Sad to see him go, I really enjoyed reading his blogs


Viva la Vida
User currently offlineMham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3575 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 6325 times:

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 21):
What both Boeing and Airbus need are people that actually follow the code of business ethics while selling their company's products. Neither Randy "The Face" or Johnny "The Big Mouth" was following it.

Exactly what business ethic codes did Baseler break?


User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6148 times:

Glad for him that he looks like making it to retirement in one piece. I suspect that he'll be missed on here by pretty well everyone, not just the Boeing adherents. I did read somewhere that he had some health problems earlier in his career - if so, it makes even more sense to 'quit while you're ahead.'

Randy wasn't (isn't) the direct equivalent of Leahy - his job is more general marketing than actual sales. I believe that Scott Carson had charge of sales until he recently became CEO.

Only problem is Randy talking about 'riding off into the sunset.' Someone better tell him that you wouldn't want to go too far in that direction, starting from Seattle.....  Smile



"Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards.." - Leonardo da Vinci
25 BoomBoom : You can make it to the Olympic Peninsula, which is not a bad place to retire...
26 RedFlyer : That in itself is quite a feat since most people don't know how to recognize when they are at the top of their game. If Leahy was supposed to retire
27 Post contains images Norcal773 : Leahy might be a big mouth but he's one hell of a salesman. He can sell an A320 to NAV20 and Jacobin777.
28 KC135TopBoom : I think he (Johnny) can be the lead polisher of the nacells on all those new B-737NGs. I agree with you guys here, Randy is the best, and I wish him
29 BlueSky1976 : The one that says never to publish a false data about your competitor's product. Recently he did that with range claims of A350XWB. Leahy got his own
30 XT6Wagon : How is it false? People other than him also ran Airbus's power-point numbers into their spreadsheets and came up with the answer that they were full
31 Post contains images Flyorski : That would be hilarious!!!! I wish Randy all the best in retirement. In the meantime it looks like this has become another A v. B thread
32 BlueSky1976 : Source, please? I have not seen anybody else quoting the numbers Baseler came up with in regard to real range vs. marketed range of A350WXB. I'm pret
33 Post contains images SRforever : btw, might he be a swiss? a basler maybe
34 Post contains links XT6Wagon : Well, given the search engine here is useless as a tool for more than finding random threads 1/2 off topic, That rules out finding the couple of qual
35 Mham001 : So far, all numbers printed or quoted are pure speculation. Not even Airbus has accurate numbers until the design is firmed up so Im not understanding
36 Post contains images RootsAir : is he an a.net member?
37 Post contains images Ikramerica : Yep. The 787 numbers are also just speculation, though at this stage of design, they will be close. I remember the same bitching about Randy and the
38 Glideslope : Plus, after Power 8 they will still have 2 CEO's. Totally insane, IMO.
39 Post contains images Jacobin777 : Hey, while he might be able to sell an A320 to NAV20 and I, he's your mentor..... ....getting back to the subject, I hope they replace someone who's
40 Rbgso : Back on topic, I wish Randy the best. He seems to be a class act, and he will be missed, both inside Boeing and in the industry as well. To Randy, I w
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