David McDonald, who has accomplished a great deal over the past few years as the OSI Group’s President, spent his childhood years on an Iowa farm. It was here that the world of agriculture first sparked his interest. As he grew older, David developed an interest in improving the operations of the agricultural field. He went off to Iowa State University in 1987, where he studied for his bachelor’s degree, which was in animal science.
Then, in 1991, David McDonald linked up with a company based in Chicago, Illinois, name OSI industries. After years of hard work and loyalty to the organization, Mr. McDonald rose up within the company, and he he now OSI Group’s President and Chief Operations Officer. His achievements in this role are what led to him becoming a recipient of the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award.
When it comes to value-added protein products, like sausage links and beef patties, OSI Group is the leading supplier across the world. Currently, the company has built facilities in more than 17 countries, and eight of their operational factories are located in China. Within China, Mr. McDonald wants to turn OSI Group into the nation’s leading supplier of poultry products. A large step towards this goal was OSI Group’s joint venture in 2012 with a company called DOYOO Group, as well as the launch of their Henan processing plant.
OSI Group, however, is looking to extend its share of market in places other than China too. In Europe, for example, the organization’s acquisition of Baho Food was one of its largest achievements in the year 2016. CEO David McDonald called this move a “significant investment.” He also said that he believes OSI Groups acquisition of Baho Food will help the company to increase the demand for their products. By coordinating OSI Group’s local teams perfectly with its global logistic operations, David McDonald has been able to lead OSI Group towards a strong position by adapting to current global trends, and read full article.