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Mr. David M. Coleal

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Executive Vice President and Gene...

Spirit Aerosystems Holdings, Inc.
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Spirit AeroSystems Inc
3801 S Oliver St
Wichita, Kansas 67210
United States

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Employment History

  • Senior Vice President and General Manager, Fuselage Segment
    Spirit AeroSystems Inc
  • President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Executive Vice President of Manufacturing Operations
  • Vice President and General Manager
    Learjet Inc.
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager
    Fuselage Segment
  • Executive Vice President
    The Boeing Company
  • Executive Vice President and General Manager
    The Boeing Company
  • Vice President and General Manager
    Bombardier Inc.
  • Learjet Vice President and General Manager
    Bombardier Inc.

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science ( B.Sc , Mechanical Engineering Technology
    California State University
  • Master's of Business Administration ( MBA , Management Science
    California State University
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Spirit AeroSystems - Leadership, 6 Nov 2014 [cached]
David Coleal
David Coleal - Executive Vice President/General Manager Boeing, Military, Business & Regional Jet Programs & Aftermarket
Spirit AeroSystems - Corporate Governance - Management, 22 Oct 2014 [cached]
David  Coleal Executive Vice President/General Manager, Boeing, Business & Regional Jet Programs
Bombardier - NBAA, 14 Oct 2012 [cached]
David M. Coleal Bombardier - NBAA
David M. Coleal
David M. Coleal
David M. Coleal Vice-President and General Manager, Learjet
David Coleal, Vice-President and General Manager, Bombardier-Learjet, was born in 1967 and graduated from California State University in Sacramento in 1990, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
He obtained a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in Management Science from California State University (Hayward) in 1997, while working for Toyota and with Caterpillar Industries.
Prior to entering aerospace, he spent three years with McKinsey & Company consulting with leading companies in the medical device, automotive and pharma sectors to define their strategies based on core competencies.
Mr. Coleal began his aviation career at Cirrus Design Corporation in October, 2001, where he remained for seven years. At Cirrus, he was initially responsible for operations and assumed positions of increasing responsibility until being named President and Chief Operating Officer in 2005.
He joined Bombardier Aerospace in March, 2008, as vice-president and general manager for Bombardier-Learjet. He is responsible for all engineering and manufacturing operations, program change management, quality, and material logistics for the Learjet aircraft family, including development of the pioneering all-composite Learjet 85 mid-size business jet.
David Coleal is based in Wichita, KS.
Although David Coleal, ..., 8 May 2007 [cached]
Although David Coleal, Cirrus' president and chief operating officer, is proud of the newest airplane, he acknowledged that its birth was difficult.
The aircraft was in the planning stages for 16 months.It required more than 60,000 hours of engineering, 600 new parts and the creation of 450 new specialized fabrication tools.
Cirrus underestimated the complexity of getting the G3 into production.
"We've shifted our launch date several times," Coleal said, noting that Cirrus originally planned to unveil the G3 last year.
"Most companies can't move like that," said Coleal, who considers the nimble feat a testament to workers' phenomenal commitment.He said Cirrus' staff has worked a lot of overtime in recent weeks to make sure the company didn't miss a beat.
"When something needs to get done, we all do what it takes," said Matt Wheeler matter-of-factly, as he worked on the underside of a G3's fiberglass wing Monday morning.
Coleal said he appreciates the can-do spirit workers bring to their jobs.
"We're fortunate to have such a dedicated group of people who really put their heart and soul into the job," he said.
The new wing line was installed in the old line's former space.It features conveniently placed ovens used to cure the fiberglass wings.Previously, workers had to roll the wings on carts to distant ovens -- an arrangement that resulted in "a very convoluted work flow," according to Coleal.
The combined plant improvements cost "several million dollars" Coleal said, and have enabled Cirrus to boost its production to 16 airplanes per week.
Coleal said he's not worried.He said that considering the complexity of launching the G3, some decline in first-quarter production was to be expected.
On the bright side, Coleal said the first quarter is traditionally the weakest of the year for Cirrus.
Eventually, Coleal aims to help the spar supplier develop a certified system for screening a product in-house before it is delivered to Cirrus.He called this a "dock-to-stock" system.
Coleal said carbon has proven to be a complex material to work with, but he expects to see many more carbon components as Cirrus works to develop a personal jet.For that reason, he called the development of the G3 "a great segue."
"Everything we've learned about processing this material will help us as we continue to use carbon where it makes sense," he said.
CIRRUS | Press, 1 Jan 2006 [cached]
David Coleal, CIRRUS Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer
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