David McDonald is the President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, a food solutions company that has maintained a gradual growth since its conception in 1909. He has risen through ranks in the company to become one of the senior executives of the international food provider.
David McDonald’s education and work background
Raised in northeast Lowa, David graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Lowa State University. It is during that time when he was awarded with the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award for being an outstanding senior who displayed a high character, achieving excellence in academics and university/community activities as well as promising to continue with the exemplary qualities as an alumni.
He began his career in OSI Group as a project manager and worked through ranks to become its COO and President. He was hired to work under Sheldon Lavin and he adapted to the company’s corporate culture easily and embraced it. He is the Chairman of North America Meat Institute.
The roles he plays in OSI Group
For the last 30 years, he has been part of the tremendous strides OSI Group has made in the food industry. OSI Group is a premier food provider that is always working to provide high quality products and services to its customers. Being a global company, David McDonald strives to put together a logistics team to help the company catch up with the ever evolving global market. This team works closely with local marketers to make sure customers’ needs are satisfied without much hassle. During his tenure, OSI Group has been able to expand to China by opening 11 poultry facilities. These facilities serves large and popular chain restaurants.
Acquisition of Baho Food
Recently, OSI Group acquired Baho Food, a Dutch company which specializes on deli meat as well as processing of other foods. The company gained a greater reach to European region, thanks to the acquisition.
In a statement, McDonald said that with Baho Food added to the OSI Europe, OSI Group has acquired even bigger stronghold in the European market. He continued to say that Baho Food’s portfolio of products as well as brands complements OSI Group’s current processing power while expanding their capabilities to serve the evolving needs of their customers well.
After graduation, he joined OSI Group to do what he loves most. David McDonald has always loved biology and agriculture and that became his inspiration. He followed the passion his way up to become the COO and President of the company.
McDonald’s vision for the company
The president has one vision for his company, to meet and surpass customer expectations. He has endeavored to bring solutions to the table to make the company remain flexible and that is possible because OSI Group is a private company. He works to establish strong relationships to make sure things run smoothly.