The story of the life of David McDonald started in Iowa. His career began when he graduated college with an Animal Science degree. He was serving the North American Meat Institute as the Chairman when he became a project manager for the OSI Group. Through hard work and vision he eventually became the President of the company. The OSI Group has become a top, premier provider of food all over the world. They ensure their customers receive the best possible services and foods.
David McDonald has been an integral part of the OSI Group for thirty years. He has been responsible for a lot of the company’s growth and success. He has a logistics team to handle the constant changes in the international market. He was responsible for the recent acquisition of a Dutch company called Baho Foods. This expanded the presence of the company in Europe. During his time with the business he has also established ten facilities in China.
David McDonald has always been passionate about agriculture and biology. This passion is what led him to the OSI Group. His vision has always been to surpass the expectations of customers. Flexibility is much easier because the company is private. He takes his time to ensure the operations run smoothly and the relationships are solid. The first customers were attracted by his high quality standards. He sees his customers and staff as part of his family and this has made a difference. This is why his clients continue to come back. Q&A with Dave McDonald, President & COO, OSI Group.
David McDonald has made the OSI Group a part of the local culture. This way their services and products always receive a warm welcome. He believes his success comes from the valuable partnerships his company has created as well as their understanding of specific geographic areas. This keeps their decisions effective and their budget accurate. Their global success is a combination of ethics and passion. One of his most satisfying efforts was the new facility in China. This was the result of the effort and time he placed in China. The investment was large but David McDonald believes it was the right solution. The OSI Group now has the ideal location and the required raw materials in place.
The OSI Group intends to keep adapting as the business environment continues to change. They will also continue listening to what their customers need. This will make certain the company keeps growing and improving.