In response to the company's rapid global growth and leadership position within the personal aviation industry, Cirrus Design Corporation announced today that David Coleal has been promoted to President and also retains his position as COO.
...Coleal joined Cirrus as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing Operations in 2001 and was promoted to COO in 2003.
Armed with a unique skill set of manufacturing and process expertise along with admired leadership abilities, Coleal
' successful production ramp-up and the recruitment and training of over 700 employees at the company's two manufacturing facilities in the
. "I am pleased that the Klapmeiers and the Cirrus
Board have shown their confidence in me with this promotion," said Coleal
. Prior to joining Cirrus, Coleal held positions at Toyota, Caterpillar and McKinsey & Company.
previous positions Coleal focused on bringing Lean Manufacturing and other management techniques to improve the operations of the company.
Klapmeier said, "David
has been an integral piece of the CIRRUS
Alan and I chose David
as part of a growth strategy that includes an evolving organization as well as product and services."
The promotions clearly combine the passion and vision for aviation by the Klapmeiers with the knowledge of process and business system development of Coleal
into a world-class organization."The CIRRUS
SR22 is the best selling airplane in the world," said Coleal
, "I look forward to making sure that continues".