Businessman, Leadership

David McDonald, one man creating an empire

David McDonald holds many hats. He currently serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer at OSI Group LLC. and as Chairman of North American Meat Institute. Before this he served as the Project Manager for OSI Industries. David McDonald is a graduate of Iowa State University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in animal science in 1987. While he was here he was the recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior award. Upon graduation he started his work at OSI Industries in Chicago and has worked his way up through the corporate ladder. Mr. McDonald has stayed in close contact with his Alma mater. He donates much for his efforts to students there and expanding their knowledge in the Agriculture.

David McDonald spends most of his time making sure OSI Industries remains relevant and continues to improve. OSI has more than 50 business in 17 different countries. They serve many popular brands such as McDonalds, Starbucks, Subway, etc. In order for OSI to stay on top of the game David has introduced a new beef processing plant, a new modern feed mill and a new frozen foods processing plant. David McDonald has established a global network of in-house teams around the world with each team fully understanding the needs, wants and cultural differences of its local consumers. This allows them to produce what is needed for specific regions and allows for a large variation of consumer goods.

OSI has recently acquired Baho Foods, which is a Dutch manufacturer of convenience food. David McDonald has stated that adding this give OSI a bigger presence in Europe. He was also quoted saying they compliment each other well and will give OSI a broader capability to best service the evolving needs of their customers. OSI is well known for providing quality products to their consumers so many companies jump at the opportunity to merge together knowing that OSI can provide company with much success.

Mr. McDonald is someone who has taken OSI to the next level. He invests much of his time in making sure that OSI is a well-known, respected company and provides only the best for its consumers. One can assume that as the years progress Mr. McDonald will work effortlessly to keep OSI Industries at the top and that they will remain there for years to come.


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