David M. Coleal was appointed President of Bombardier Aviation in May 2019 after having led Bombardier’s business aircraft division since 2015.
Prior to Bombardier, Mr. Coleal was Executive Vice President and General Manager, Boeing, Business and Regional Jet Programs at Spirit Aerosystems, one of the world’s largest producers of aerostructures. In that position, he improved productivity, reduced unit cost and enhanced the company’s product portfolio as well as its overall performance.
Before joining Spirit, Mr. Coleal was Vice President and General Manager, Bombardier Learjet from 2008 to 2011. During his tenure, he developed strong relationships with business aircraft customers, achieved operational improvements while enhancing service and reliability across product lines.
Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Cirrus Design Corporation from 2001 to 2008. He also held management positions throughout his career, including Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, New Product Development Manager at Caterpillar, and Assistant Manager, New United Motor Manufacturing (NUMMI).
David Coleal holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from California State University (CSU), Sacramento, an MBA in Management Science from CSU, East Bay, and a private pilot license.