Global Conference 2011
Vice President and General Manager, Learjet
David Coleal is vice president and general manager of Learjet, a subsidiary of Bombardier Aerospace. He is responsible for all engineering and manufacturing operations, program change management, quality, and material logistics for the Learjet family of aircraft, including development of the pioneering all-composite Learjet 85 midsize business jet. He began his aviation career at Cirrus Design Corp., where he was initially responsible for operations and was eventually named president and chief operating officer. Before entering aerospace, Coleal spent more than three years with McKinsey & Co., consulting with leading companies in the medical device, automotive and pharmacological sectors, and worked for Toyota and Caterpillar. Coleal received a B.S. in mechanical engineering technology from California State University, Sacramento, and an M.B.A. from California State University, Hayward.