David McDonald is from Iowa and developed an interest in farming at an early age. The current OSI Group president started agricultural activities right from his home, and his parents supported him. In 1984, he enrolled for a degree in animal science at Iowa State University.
McDonald joined OSI industries, Chicago-firm in 1991 after completing his studies at Iowa State University. David integrity and hard work have enabled him to rise through OSI leadership ranks to become president and the chief operations officer. He won Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award due to remarkable leadership and exceptional achievements.
OSI Group is an international food company with local management teams in various parts of the world. The entity has its head office in Aurora, Ill. It is a global leader in producing and supplying value-added protein products like beef patties and sausage links. OSI also deals with pizza and sandwiches. The privately owned firm has acquired reputation across the world for its leading retail brands and food services. It operates over 50 plants in 17 countries.
OSI Group has been operating in China for two decades, and it grows with the economy of the region. It is the largest poultry entity in the country with eight factories. The business serves customers such as Starbucks, Yums, McDonald’s, and Saizeriya in the largest growing market in the world.
Last year, OSI Group announced plans for setting up seven new production and processing plants around the universe. It launched beef-processing outlet in Poland, Shandong Province modern mill, and Madanapalle frozen foods processing facility. The new and established factories were a perfect way to increase the number of OSI employees. In 2012 Mr. David McDonald led OSI Group in creating a partnership with DOYOO and opened a mega processing facility in Henan province.
McDonald acknowledges the efforts of Sheldon Lavin, OSI chairman, in pushing the organization growth upwards. OSI Group has increased its production capacity to offer more to its clients. The firm partners with its customers and suppliers to deliver what was ordered on time. It also engages equipment producers to come up with processes that enhance food quality and safety.
In 2016, OSI Group acquired Baho Food plans to extend its market in Europe. David McDonald commended the acquisition process as it will increase product awareness of its produces. Such successes are indicators of the ability of the company to keep up with trends at all levels.