President of OSI Group: David McDonald
Education and Background
David John McDonald was born in 1902 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. David childhood education was spent in Catholic school. He graduated from high school in 1912 and soon after enrolled at Carnegie Institute of Technology. This may be a surprise to most, but Mr. McDonald educational background is in dance and theater. The talented young man was known for his singing voice “subjectively” obtaining a vocational technology diploma.
The President of OSI seems to be all over the place becoming a professional typist for Wheeling Steel Products Company while focusing on an Accounting Degree at Duquesne University. Later on, David McDonald was introduced to a close friend by the name of Phillip Murray. He became a part-time secretary for United Mine Workers because of his impressive typist skills. David McDonald struggled most of his young career trying to determine if he wanted to be an entertainer a business professional.
Being very talented as an entertainer, David McDonald OSI Group was invited to Hollywood by Warner Brothers. After denying his acting career, he later arrived as a strong force in the steel industry. He became an American labor leader and President of the United Steelworkers of America from 1952 to 1965. Today David J. McDonald is the President of OSI Group.
OSI Group is the number one International food service supplier for retail nourishment. They operate in 17 countries and employ over 20,000 employees worldwide. The company deals with custom food service for the needs of various retail food markets. They pride themselves on the skill of being diverse to company needs. OSI is a professional food solution organization, “which” lives by the words, “make it custom.”
Baho Food is a food production company that operates overseas and was recently acquired by OSI Group. The company is established in Germany plus the Netherlands. The products are biased to deli meats and convenience foods. David McDonald feels that this will be a great move for the company.
David McDonald President and COO of OSI believes that it will increase their opportunity to grow. Also, he suggests “The company’s portfolio of products and brands complements OSI’s current processing strengths while broadening our capabilities to best serve the evolving needs of our customers.” To sum it all up, OSI is headed in the right direction.