David McDonald is the president and the chief operating officer of OSI Group. He was born and raised in Iowa. While growing up, David McDonald spent most of his time on the farm at the Iowa community, and he developed passion for the agricultural industry. At an early age, David McDonald identified his purpose in life, and all he wanted was to succeed in the agriculturally related matters. To achieve his goal, he joined the Iowa State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He has continued impacting the lives of students at Iowa State University by providing internship to the students and also fund the scholarships programs of the school.
McDonald has dedicated his career to the OSI Group, one of the world’s leading protein and food suppliers. OSI Group started as a regional food distributor but has now grown and expanded its operations in more than 17 countries. Through a relentless pursuit of the leadership team of the company, it is currently operating in more than 65 subsidiaries and has created more than 20,000 employment opportunities. In 2016, they were honored by the British Safety Council with the Globe of Honor Award for the worthy environmental causes. The OSI Company has also been recognized as a top 100 large private companies in the United States.
Through some acquisitions, the company has spread its presence in Europe and China. Recently they merged with Turi Foods, a food service company based in Australia. David believes that the merge is a perfect way for both companies to excel together. The company also acquired Baho Foods, a Dutch food company and the Flagship Europe. For a long time, the company has been working on the 17 million euros investment in Toledo Spain. The primary mission of the project was to increase the production capabilities of chicken products from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons in a year. The expansion was a response to the high demand of processed chicken products.
According to David McDonald the expansion will allow OSI Group to introduce new products to their portfolio and also will increase production and create new jobs opportunities. David has been a substantial contributor to the success of the company. As the chief operating officer, he ensures the company embraces latest technology trends and innovation for increased manufacturing capacity. The company provides food safety measures to ensure quality products. David McDonald chairs the board of members of the North America Meat Institute.
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