David McDonald has always wanted to make a better Iowa State. He wants to improve Iowa State by using resources from the state. Always known to his friends and family as Dave, McDonald is currently president of the OSI Group, LLC. In addition, he also serves as Chief Operating Officer at OSI Industries Limited.
McDonald’s career took off with OSI industries after his college graduation. He worked his way up in the company to President and Chief Operating Officer. Other OSI positions he held included Project Manager of ISO. He has also be very active since 2011 in OSI’s Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative.
But what did McDonald start out with? He was born in 1964 and raised on an Iowa farm. He got a degree in Animal Science, graduating from Iowa State University. He married his wife Malinda and they have six children. Currently, McDonald lives in Warrenvillle, Illinois.
Serving as a leading food processing company, OSI Group has been in business in China for more than 20 years. OSI opened its doors in Beijing in 1992, where OSI began serving Mcdonald’s company with food. During the 2008 Olympic Games, OSI supplied many different food products including beef, chicken, dehydrated onions, eggs and pork. After gaining a following from the Olympics success, OSI became supplier to Burger King, Papa John’s, Saizeriya, Starbucks, Subway and Yum’s.
Just recently, OSI Group got a controlling stake in a Dutch Company known as Baho Food. What this did for McDonald and his company was elevate themselves into the meat manufacturing business, including operations in both Germany and The Netherlands. Baho was known and had been in the meat manufacturing business for over 60 years. Ultimately, the company sold deli meat, snacks and other convenience type food. Soon, OSI was spread across 18 European countries.
In a recent speech, McDonald acknowledged a broader presence of OSI in Europe with the association of Baho Foods. He said that OSI Group’s capabilities would be broadened in serving their customers evolving requirements. He said it helped OSI Group do it the best way possible.
McDonald has really succeeded in growing OSI Group way beyond expectations. A future plan is being implemented with Baho Foods that would put the combined businesses in better positions for long term growth. John Balvers, Baho Foods Managing Director, says that combined with OSI Group, Baho Foods, customers will receive a wider ranging product portfolio.
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