The president of international food processing giant the OSI Group is Iowa native David McDonald. He has been with the company since graduating from Iowa State University in 1987 with a degree in animal science. Hired as a project manager, McDonald’s diverse skillset has enabled him to move up through the ranks in the company to become both president and chief operating officer. With his help the company has been able to successfully expand into a growing number countries throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas, create new products and make major strides within the food industry.
Due in part to the work of David McDonald, the OSI Group has become a premier global food producer that delivers some of the industry’s best products and services to their growing customer base. David McDonald uses his expertise to assist the logistics team in maintaining and improving the company’s position in the constantly evolving international food services market. McDonald’s ability to work hand in hand with local marketers in 80 countries around the world helps the OSI Group to offer their customers foods designed to meet an array of culturally specific tastes.
David McDonald was instrumental in the OSI Group’s acquisition of the Dutch company Baho Foods which specializes in the processing of deli meat and other foods. Purchasing Baho Foods increases the OSI Group’s presence in Europe. McDonald has also helped the company develop a winning business strategy for and establish a presence in China over the past 20 years. Today, the OSI Group has 10 poultry processing facilities in China and provides meat, dough and vegetable products to American fast food companies in China including Starbucks, Subway, Pizza Hut and McDonald’s.
Over the three decades David McDonald has spent with the OSI Group he has helped them establish dynamic partnerships, enjoy tremendous growth and become very profitable. His goal is for the company to continue to meet and surpass the expectations of customers. The key to doing that is for the company to remain flexible and maintain high quality standards as they create solutions to the challenges they encounter in the international food services industry. McDonald focuses on understanding the local culture so the company can deliver the products and services their diverse customer base wants.
Much of David McDonald’s time is spent handling the technical and infrastructure challenges the company faces dealing with partners, suppliers and government agencies.
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