DAVID MCDONALD – OSI GROUP PRESIDENT
Raised in the State of Iowa by his parents who were middle-class farmers, David McDonald loved agriculture from childhood. This would later come to be his career after graduating from Iowa State University with Bachelor’s degree in animal science. Today David is the COO and President of OSI Group.
After school, David or Dave as he is commonly known joined OSI group in the year1991 where he has worked his way up to head the group. This is due to his exceptional achievements and leadership qualities.
OSI Group supplies value added proteins such as pizza, sausages, and sandwiches among many others. The company enjoys its presence in more than 17 countries in the world including eight factories in China. The group’s intention is to exploit and expand China’s poultry industry and make it the largest in China. This saw the group supply its poultry products during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In the year 2012, the company under the leadership of David expanded Poland’s beef processing factory by 30%.This expansion led to an increase in production which raised the revenue margins for the company. Besides Poland, David led in the expansion of other facilities in the world like Geneva and Hungary.
Under David McDonald’s tutelage, the company announced its acquisition of Baho Foods in 2016. This is a Dutch company that processes meat products and distributes to the retail chains like restaurants. Its distribution chain cuts across 18 countries in Europe. According to David, adding Baho Foods to OSI Group broadens their presence in the European meat market.
All these OSI Group success stories have come under the leadership of David. To make OSI Group successful, McDonald has made sure that each of the 17 regional offices has a management team with a clear understanding of local customers’ needs, their taste and culture.
In November 2016, the group scooped the prestigious Globe of Honor award for its role in environmental risk management. In the same year, the group bought Tyson Foods plant which is close to its headquarters. This saw infrastructural growth to the Chicago facility boosting its production margins.
Today Dave is one of the most respected figures in meat processing industry as his efforts to expand and grow the industry can’t be ignored.
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