Mr. David McDonald is the president and chief operating officer of OSI Group. He has served in various posts including the Project Manager of OSI Industries, chairman of North American Meat Institute, and as the independent director of Marfrig Global foods. David McDonald grew up in Northwest Iowa. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University. David McDonald was awarded the ‘Outstanding Senior Award,’ which recognizes people with outstanding characters in academics. During his thirty-year career at OSI, David McDonald has risen from his first job as a project manager to his current position as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
McDonald has played a leading role in the important expansions of the company into the international markets. Such roles include the purchase of Baho food, which is a food company based in Dutch-based that offer snacks and deli meats for the European retail market. McDonald is an expert in food production logistics with a wide experience with local business companies, government agencies, and international retailers. His leadership skills are highly attributed to his childhood life in Iowa as a farm boy and food product distributor. This is seen in his managerial style and leading to diverse business partnerships and acquisition of international business opportunities.
David has developed a deep understanding of technical issues that matter in running the business and close partnership with local and international companies. He embraced and held on to the idea of growth and innovation up to date. During his recent interview with CEOCFO magazine, David strongly expressed that the desire to grow and improve is the main philosophy of the company. He also revealed that the company’s vision is to go global and to be valued by both their customers and partners.
As part of business advancement, McDonald has incorporated a strong basis of research and sustainability into the philosophy of OSI Group. Under McDonald leadership, OSI has been stable and has grown to extend its business operations in various locations. This is seen with the acquisition of Baho Food, Flagship Europe, and Tyson Foods. These purchases helped in building an international network of food producers. They were given an opportunity to run businesses in local markets. This was made possible as they were boosted with purchasing powers and technical skills from OSI Group. The advancement and steady growth of OSI Group have been achieved so far through the leadership and commitment of David McDonald.
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