David Coleal, who recently departed Bombardier Aviation as president, has stepped into a new role as CEO of global supply chain management specialist Incora. Based in Valencia, California, Incora was formed earlier this year through the $1.9 billion acquisition of Wesco Aircraft by global investment firm Platinum Equity and merger with Platinum portfolio company Pattonair.
Rebranded as Incora, the combined Wesco and Pattonair entity created a $2.4 billion business with a footprint of 60 locations across 17 countries. Incora provides a suite of supply management services, including just-in-time, chemical management, kitting, vending, and redistribution for the aerospace, defense, and other industries.
Coleal brings more than two decades of senior leadership experience to this role. During his tenure at Bombardier, the Global 7500 was brought to market and the Global 5500 and 6500 were introduced and brought to market.
In addition to knowledge gained from an OEM that works with a wide net of suppliers, Coleal has experience from the supply side as executive v-p at Spirit AeroSystems.
“I am very proud and excited to lead the talented team at Incora,” Coleal said. “This merger of the world’s leading supply chain solutions companies Wesco Aircraft and Pattonair allows us a broader reach and scale to provide our customers with the most innovative and integrated solutions in the industries we serve.”