David McDonald was born in 1964 in Iowa and got married in 1991. He holds a degree in Animal Science from the University of Iowa State, where his hard work and determination has made him who he is today. He joined OSI Industries, which was initially known as Otto & Sons in 1987. It started as a butcher shop owned and run by a German, Otto Kolschowsky. OSI Industries is a food processing firm, which operates in more than 15 countries where it has over 50 facilities. Its headquarters is located in Chicago, Illinois. McDonald stays committed to giving back to his Iowa community, where he founded the Alpha Gamma Rho scholarship project, which in turn sponsors students and provides them internship opportunities.
Currently, Mr. David McDonald serves as the president and board member of OSI Industries. Previously, McDonald held the position of the project manager at the American Meat Institute, where he also served as the chairman. He worked at Marfrig Global from 2008 to 2017 as a director. At OSI Industries, McDonald concentrates in its expansion to Latin America and the Far East. The expansion move has created over 25000 job opportunities. In 2016, Forbes listed OSI Industries as a company with a net worth of $6 billion.
Under the leadership of David McDonald, OSI Industries merged with Baho Foods, a food supplier specializing in foodstuff and snacks targeting the European market.David McDonald was instrumental in the expansion of the meat products industry after closing a deal to purchase a sausages and hot dogs processing facility in Iowa. Led by David McDonald, OSI Group acquired Moy Park, a plant that specializes in the processing of white meat. The acquisition led to the formation of several partnerships between OSI Industries and other food suppliers in the United Kingdom. Later in 2012, OSI Industries acquired a Geneva-based facility, which specializes in the processing of frozen entree.