He was born and raised on a farm in Iowa, and went on to become a corporate president. David McDonald, the president of OSI Group, became interested in agriculture when he was a child. That interest carried over to his adult life when he enrolled at Iowa State University to study animal science.
After earning his bachelor’s degree in 1991, McDonald began work at OSI Industries in Chicago, which specializes in helping food service companies and retail food brands. He came up through the ranks to become OSI’s president, and was rewarded for his work and leadership with the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award.
During his time with OSI Group, McDonald has expanded the company’s operations in China. They have opened eight factories in that country over the past few years, and in 2012, teamed with DOYOO Group to build a large processing plant in the Henan Province. McDonald also plans to make OSI Group the largest poultry product producer in China. Another frozen food processing plant and a modernized feed mill will open for business in India. Other such projects are planned in Switzerland and Hungary. In all, OSI has 65 facilities located in 17 different countries. Also under McDonald’s leadership, OSI has become the world leader in value added proteins.
Another achievement for McDonald during his tenure as president of OSI Group is the acquisition of Baho Food, which occurred in 2016. Baho was a Dutch based company that processed meat products. McDonald referred to it as a significant purchase that compliments OSI’s existing products, which will increase their demand by consumers. The company’s acquisitions did not stop there. OSI also bought a food processing warehouse and storage facility in Chicago formerly operated by Tyson Foods. Another OSI purchase involved Flagship Europe, an established UK based food service provider.
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