John Basil, Jr.

Senior Vice President

John Basil, Jr. is Senior Vice President at Pilko & Associates, bringing over 40 years’ expertise in the energy and chemical industries as an engineer, general manager, and chief executive.  John’s experience spans technical, project and business management with significant emphasis on progressing organizations to higher functional capabilities and developing long term relationships.  His background in organizational optimization, restructuring for agility and transformation, development of execution platforms to implement corporate strategies, coaching and mentoring for exceptional personnel development, and cultivating internal and external relationships has been a successful blueprint for growing organizational capabilities, revenue and profitability.  Specific accomplishments include:

  • As Manager of Projects, he developed a project management process to ensure corporate business objectives were clearly defined, tested, and achieved. He assisted in design and execution of a stage gate process to confirm validity of project basis, underlying assumptions, and technical readiness for subsequent steps.  This new work process also incorporated subject matter expertise and center of excellence feedback to optimize technical and economic impact and streamline the turnover and transition process.
  • As General Manager, he organized technical and administrative teams to focus on meeting customer needs and work process optimization to more effectively support project and administrative execution. He developed and executed strategic plans to support corporate entry into adjacent market spaces and led acquisition due diligence and implementation for inorganic expansion.
  • As Chief Executive, he pointed and steered the organization toward recognizing and meeting customer needs and acquiring new clients during a significant industry downturn. He  restructured corporate overhead and technical functional groups during a top down/bottom-up cost optimization resulting in a 25% sustained reduction in business overhead within 1 year and fostered a sales and business development process to expand the corporate client portfolio while also repairing previously damaged past client relationships.
  • As a commissioned US Naval Officer, he trained and led operations teams in support of diplomatic and military missions, commanded a submarine repair facility reserve unit, was the lead instructor at the Naval Submarine School Officer Training Program, and was a qualified Officer of the Deck and Engineering Officer on the USS Ray (SSN-653). Responsibilities during his career included implementation of nuclear and communications security programs.

John has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from the Cornell University Johnson School of Business.  He is a board member of the Houston Bay Area Habitat for Humanity and indulges his passions for open water swimming and cartooning.