David McDonald has worked his way up the corporate ladder at OSI. He started 30 years ago as a project manager and today he is the CEO of OSI Group. He attended Iowa State University and graduated with a degree in animal science. McDonald’s interest in farming and animals spurred a career in the meat packing and processing industry. OSI Group releases sustainability report .
David McDonald is an innovator. Since he has been in charge of OSI, the company has grown substantially in the US, Asia, Australia and Europe through acquisition and expansion. In 2011, OSI was listed as the 136th privately held companies with sales of $3 billion. In 2016 OSI acquired Baho Foods increasing their market share in Europe. Baho Foods is a private Dutch company operating plants in Germany and the Netherlands. Baho’s area of expertise is deli meat, convenience food and snack products. OSI also acquired Flagship Europe, a food supplier based in the UK. Flagship Europe recently changed their name to Creative Foods Europe. 2016 was a big year for OSI’s acquisition. Besides the European acquisitions, OSI also purchased an existing Tyson processing facility in Chicago, IL. David McDonald believes in keeping the company innovated by interacting and listening to it’s customer base. He believes in letting each subsidiary company manage their own operations since regional and local customers are different everywhere. His vision for the future of OSI is to be ahead of the curve on consumer demands and innovative new products. In an ever changing world, David McDonald will see to it that OSI never grows old or stagnant and continues to grow and prosper in the meat industry.
David McDonald and his wife Malinda have six children and lives in Warrenville, IL. His oldest children are following the family tradition by attending Iowa State. Chances are good that the McDonald offspring will be following in the family tradition.
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