As COO of OSI Group, David McDonald, has been a part of OSI’s successful as a food company
For David McDonald, President and COO at the well-known food company, OSI Group has accrued much success in a plethora of business milieus involving the food sector. While acting as President of OSI Group, McDonald has helped broker many acquisitions. OSI’s purchase of BAHO food in August 2016 added the Dutch food company to OSI’s Europe business line. This move, which David McDonald noted, gave OSI a bigger presence in Europe.
By purchasing BAHO Foods in 2016, OSI added five subsidiaries to its portfolio, which included processing plants in Germany and the Netherlands. Moreover, OSI Group made a large purchase in June 2016 of the Tyson Food plant, which was located in Chicago, Ill. OSI procured this facility for $7.4 million, which was going to be abandoned by Tyson Food. After hearing that Tyson Foods was no longer interested in using this facility in Chicago, OSI Group purchased the 200,000-square-foot property, which is located in the locale, Back of the Yards. The Tyson facility is convenient because it is close to OSI’s other Chicago facilities. The purchase of this Tyson facility was noted by a representative of OSI as a means to continue business growth for OSI.
David McDonald’s smart decisions to make these purchases only helped to strengthen OSI Group’s capacity to build long-lasting, dynamic, and successful business alliances on an international scale. OSI Group’s business partners are well prepared to understand the unique cultures, and how to lead in all of OSI Group’s strategic locations.
As COO, David McDonald has 30 years of experience in the food business at OSI. McDonald knows what it takes for OSI to succeed in a business sector like food, internationally. OSI Group has expanded into Asia by brokering deals with China. McDonald and OSI partnered with key suppliers, stakeholders, and government agencies to build many new poultry processors. OSI China is responsible for OSI Group’s poultry producing in China.
David McDonald earned a degree in Animal Science in 1987 from Iowa State University. Mr. McDonald joined OSI as a project manager a year later. McDonald important role as Chairman of the North American Meat Institute. A philosophy of David McDonald is to adapt to the ever-changing tastes of the consumer, which is key to surviving in business.
Located in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is a privately run firm with approximately 65 facilities. OSI Group has work sites situated in 16 plus countries.
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