DALLAS, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- John Guasto has been named vice president, Aviall Defense, for Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Previously, Guasto served as director of Attack Helicopter Sustainment for Boeing Integrated Logistics.
In his new role, Guasto will provide leadership to Aviall Defense, which supports more than 50 military branches in 30 countries across the world, ensuring fleet operational readiness and peak aircraft performance. He brings more than 19 years of experience at Boeing to Aviall, where he served in various management and technical positions with increasing responsibility including, director of international rotorcraft, business development manager, product support manager, and multiple program management positions across Boeing's defense business.
"John's vast defense and rotorcraft sustainment experience will assist us in delivering a superior level of service and innovative solutions to our military and defense customers across the globe, while further positioning us for new business opportunities and continued growth," stated Aviall president and CEO Eric Strafel.
Prior to joining Boeing, Guasto served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years as a KC-135 aircraft crew chief. He holds a bachelor's degree in business management and an executive MBA from Arizona State University.
Aviall operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, supporting both commercial and defense business units within Boeing. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.
Aviall, which has headquarters in Dallas, is the world's largest provider of new aviation parts and related aftermarket services. The company markets and distributes products for more than 240 manufacturers and offers approximately 2 million catalog items from 40 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aviall also provides maintenance for aviation batteries, wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply-chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and customers.
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