In the process of becoming one of the international food processing industry’s largest and most successful companies, the OSI Group has had to handle many technical and infrastructure challenges. Fortunately, they’ve been able to call on multitalented Iowa native David McDonald for help addressing and overcoming those issues for over 30 years. McDonald has gone from growing up on an Iowa farm to earning a bachelor’s in animal science at Iowa State University to successfully negotiating billion dollar deals with governments and businesses in China, India, Australia, Europe and the Americas.
David McDonald has a diverse set of talents that are perfectly suited for his role at the OSI Group. And as he has been promoted from project manager to chief operating officer and president, he has gained other valuable skills and vast experience in the international food processing industry along the way. David McDonald has made vital contributions to the company’s acquisition of the Holland based Baho Foods and UK based Flagship Europe. Those moves helped the OSI Group increase their customer base in Europe. Baho Foods and Flagship Europe serve customers in dozens of countries.
The OSI Group has enjoyed tremendous growth in Asia, especially China, over the past 20 years. And David McDonald has played a significant role in it. He has done a stellar job negotiating with foreign governments, local suppliers, management teams and a growing workforce in that region of the world. McDonald has recently helped the OSI Group to complete a food processing facility in India and over the past two decades he has spearheaded their efforts to build 10 facilities in China for processing poultry. As a result, the OSI Group is the top processor of poultry in China.
The tenure of David McDonald with the OSI Group has coincided with the company’s emergence from a Chicago area meat market that provided meat patties for McDonald’s and fine cuts of meats for supermarkets and restaurants in Illinois into a top source of specialized processed food for millions of consumers around the world. The company now has over 70 food processing facilities worldwide and customers in 85 countries. While David McDonald is not solely responsible for the company’s growth, he has made a tremendous contribution to it. The excellent work he has done has resulted in the company steadily promoting him from project manager all the way up until he became COO and president.
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