guiding business operations at spirit aerosystems careers

David Coleal is a Wichita, Kansas, corporate leader who has guided Spirit Aerosystems, Inc., as general manager and executive vice president since 2011. His achievements with Spirit Aerosystems center on improving business performance and solving program challenges. David Coleal had responsibility over the Spirit Tulsa OK facility and helped lead the divestiture of the Gulfstream wing programs. He has also guided the development of several Boeing programs that will be in service for the next 20 years.

Mr. Coleal previously held responsibilities as vice president and general manager with Bombardier Learjet, where he ensured profitability for the turbine aircraft manufacturing business, which spanned over 2000 employees. He guided efforts that significantly improved safety measures and the employee engagement index and set in place an efficient delivery process.

As a member of the State of Kansas’ Technical Education Authority Board, David Coleal contributes to the development and review of states junior college curricula statewide.