For David McDonald, Being President And COO Of OSI Group, Adapting To The Constantly Changing Needs Of Consumers Is A Key To OSI’s Business Success.
As COO and president of OSI Group, David McDonald believes that adapting to the ever-changing food trends and needs of the consumer is one of the main keys to success in the food industry for OSI.
David McDonald got his start at OSI Group as a project manager. He has 30 years of experience with OSI Group. McDonald also has a great track record and many work successes while holding the Chief Operating Officer role.
While working as COO and president of OSI Group, David McDonald and CEO Sheldon Lavin have received many accolades from their industry peers and stakeholders over the last few years. OSI Group is known for its high level of efficiency and quality as part of the food sector.
Over his three decades as an employee at OSI Group, McDonald has improved OSI Group’s market share, by successfully reaching key watersheds by expanding into many international markets like Europe, India, China, and elsewhere. Under McDonald’s leadership, OSI Group and their subsidiaries have earned impressive awards concerning their leadership in areas of sustainability, work safety, and efficiency.
Over the years, David McDonald and a key group of top executives at OSI Group have been aggressive in their strategy to expand their market share into Europe. OSI Group purchased BAHO Foods, a Dutch-based food company, in August 2016. The acquisition of BAHO Foods, as McDonald remarked, provided a stronger business presence in the European markets.
David McDonald and fellow executives at OSI Group decided to buy the UK-based food company, Flagship Europe, in December 2016. Flagship Europe is a subsidiary of the Flagship Food Group. Flagship Food Group, which an American company, is currently headquartered in Denver, Colorado. McDonald noted that Flagship Europe’s portfolio of brands and niche products are relatable to OSI’s business model, by complementing OSI’s other products.
In terms of key moves that have been made on the domestic side of the food markets, OSI procured the Tyson Food plant in June 2016. OSI acquired this Tyson plant for $74 million. An OSI group spokesman remarked that Tyson’s 200,000-square-foot property, which is positioned in the Back of the Yards locale, is convenient in terms of its proximity to OSI’s other Chicago facilities.
The purchase of Tyson’s Food plant was a key strategic move that boosted OSI’s long-term business growth. This acquisition by OSI was a sagacious way to use this new infrastructure to spur additional business growth.
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