David McDonald of OSI Group Exudes Confidence in Global Expansion

OSI Group is a global premium food supplier in America. Over the years, the company has mastered the art of expanding its services into different countries. As such, OSI Group partners with some of the world’s leading food service providers to provide top-notch concepts that delight consumers in the world. To achieve maximum results in its quest to provide these services, OSI Industries has adopted a competent infrastructure alongside financial resources. Of course, behind this quest is a competent leader who strategically places the needs of the clients before the need to generate revenue; Dave, fondly known as David McDonald is an outstanding leader who exudes confidence in leadership skills.

Early Life

Growing up on the farms of beautiful Iowa, Dave McDonald was enthusiastic about agriculture. He, therefore, enrolled at Iowa University and focused on establishing a career based on animal science and agriculture. From school, he took up the role of community development while serving at OSI Industries in Chicago. Of course, he joined the company at a tender age and landed a relatively less demanding job title and description. However, being visionary and dedicated, Dave pursued higher titles by putting in a lot of work to OSI Industries’ development. His performance impressed the board of directors thereby leading to his promotion as the president of the company.

Dave’s promotion was OSI Group’s first step towards achieving unmatched results in global expansion. Over the years, he has catapulted the firm’s extensive operations into other countries in with the following acquisitions being the most memorable;

Baho Food Acquisition

In 2016, OSI Industries acquired Baho Food, a Dutch-based facility that manufacturers convenience foods, snacks in addition to deli meats. Although the financial details of the contract were withheld, the acquisition contributed to OSI Group’s development in many ways including increasing the service portfolio and employment opportunities. Regarding this acquisition, Dave McDonald said that the company has added to its existing portfolio a broader presence within Europe’s market. Moreover, Baho Food’s portfolio of products is in line with OSI Group’s processing strengths.

Other Leadership Roles

Other than serving as the chief operating officer of the company, Dave McDonald is a member of the board. Here, he oversees major decision making and is always on the forefront of initiating major contracts that will grow the company. Generally, Dave McDonald is a business leader who plays a pivotal role in the development of OSI Industries.

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Sheldon Lavin: Building The OSI Group Into A Successful Global Brand

Sheldon Lavin has won the Global Visionary award given by the Vision Institute. The organization, which is based in India, chooses entrepreneurs that have shown consistent work in building their companies over a period of time. Lavin has been CEO of the OSI Group since the late 1970s and was able to transform what was once a family-owned and operated butcher shop into a major force in the food processing industry worldwide. Now based in Aurora, Illinois, the OSI Group provides dough, fish, meat, poultry and vegetable products for millions of consumers in the Americas, Asia, Australia as well as Europe.

Since studying accounting and finance in college, the now octogenarian Lavin spent many years working in the banking industry, building an accounting firm and developing a reputation as an active investor. A father and grandfather, family is very important to Sheldon Lavin. At the OSI Group he has cultivated and maintained a family atmosphere. Employees interact warmly with each other and Lavin’s door is always open and employees are encouraged to go to him with their questions and ideas. Lavin says to him one of his greatest achievements is the love the OSI Group staff shares with each other.

Another part of Sheldon Lavin’s legacy at the OSI Group is the number of awards the company consistently wins for the quality of its service and its products. The company has won the Globe of Honor the British Safety council gives for food, facilities and environmental safety on three different occasions. OSI Group has also won numerous awards for their use of environment friendly technologies and practices. Sheldon Lavin and the OSI Group also have a sterling reputation when it comes to their relationships with their employees, their suppliers and their customers all around the world. People applaud Lavin and his staff from producing foods that meet the cultural needs and requirements of diverse client base.

Since Sheldon Lavin took over the OSI Group, the company has continually expanded the markets they serve. They’ve been in China for over 20 years and also have a growing customer base in Japan and India. The OSI Group has expanded into Europe by purchasing popular companies like Baho Foods and Flagship Europe. The OSI Group has also built food processing facilities in Spain, Hungary and Poland. It’s all part of Sheldon Lavin’s vision of making the OSI Group a well-respected global brand.

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